Drama is enjoyed by all Key Stage Three students at Formby High School and is one of our most popular GCSE and A Level options. At all levels we aim to encourage a love of theatre and to develop an understanding of theatre history, theatrical conventions, forms and style for all of our students.
We create a challenging, passionate and positive atmosphere in which our students can develop their performance and communication skills, experiment with original ideas and feel confident in their own abilities. This prepares them for entry into the top Drama schools, university or the world of work as confident, articulate, enlightened and enthusiastic young adults.
The department has an extensive extra-curricular calendar with two major productions being staged each year and an annual performance with the Shakespeare Schools Festival.
We also have an enthusiastic Technical Theatre Crew drawn from all year groups who are trained in lighting, sound and stage production. This group of volunteers is vital to the success of our productions and completes the National Arts Award at Silver Level.
Theatre trips and visits form an important part of our formal studies and extra-curricular timetable, with an annual visit to The Globe Theatre in London one of the highlights of the Year13 calendar.