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360o of a Drama Studio


In year 7 students will work in groups to produce their own original performances. They will develop teamwork skills whilst learning key techniques to make these performances clear and engaging. They will also learn how to reflect on their own rehearsal and evaluate the work of others. As students move through the school they will address more challenging themes in their drama work and begin to learn more about how professional theatre is made.
In Year 7 and 8 students have drama for a single one hour lesson per week for the whole academic year. In year 9 drama runs once per week on a half-termly rotation with music. GCSE Drama groups benefit from increased teaqching time and will attend one hour long lesson and one ninety minute lesson per week.
The vast majority of lessons at Key Stage 3 are practical but these will also include lots of opportunity to discuss ideas, share opinions and reflect on performances. Evaluations are often set as homework tasks and completed online. GCSE Drama also includes lots of practical work but reflective portfolios and a written exam are also assessed.
The skills learned as a drama student can be applied to a huge number of further education courses and careers. The ability to work as part of a team to achieve a common goal, present confidently and have empathy for others are all desirable transferable skills. Our students go on to study Theatre Studies at A Level and University or attend top drama schools while others peruse careers which require excellent communication skills in areas such as law, journalism or education.
Absolutely! We pride ourselves on a rich and varied extra-curricular calendar. There’s our bi-annual whole school musical, the annual variety show, drama showcase evenings, the Shakespeare Schools Festival, Key Stage 3 Drama Club and many more opportunities throughout the year. Our shows are also crewed by Fernwood students so if learning how to run lighting, sound or backstage are of interest then we provide plenty of opportunities to build and apply your skills.

Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 |
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