At KS3 students are taught the essential drama skills needed to communicate and engage, introducing a variety of techniques in order to explore the drama in depth. Students study a range of issues, such as prejudice; play texts, including Shakespeare and historical theatre styles. At KS4 students follow the Edexcel G.C.S.E Drama curriculum, exploring issues and texts in a practical and collaborative way. They are given opportunities to perform their work and to see professional theatre. Written tasks focus on developing critical analysis skills within extended evaluative essays.