Curriculum Drama

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School has a growing reputation for the performing arts.  Our school building has excellent drama facilities which include two fully equipped performance spaces and a large rehearsal space complete with industry standard lighting rigs.

The theatre facilities in nearby Knotty Ash youth centre are regularly used and the school enjoys a close partnership with Liverpool Everyman and The Playhouse.

We took part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival in 2013 with 25 year 9 and 10 students performing the Tragedy of Julius Caesar at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool, the Contact Theatre in Manchester and the Charter Theatre in Preston.

Our students have also taken part in professional productions of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Lord of the Flies.

The performing arts and media industries are both vibrant and strong in the region. Qualifications in drama can lead to careers in theatre, TV, education, stage management and costume design.

Key Stage 3

Students follow the national curriculum.

Key Stage 4

Students taking this GCSE course will develop their creative, communication, critical thinking and team working skills.  Assessment is via an exam (40%), practical activities and a portfolio (60%) developed over two years.

Key Stage 5

We offer AS/A2 Drama which looks to explore popular performance techniques and theatre styles.  Students will have the opportunity to interpret a text and play the role of director during their studies.  Assessment involves a practical performance and a written exam.

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LIST OF SUBJECTS

ART
BUSINESS STUDIES
COMPUTING & ICT
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
DRAMA
ENGLISH
FOOD TECHNOLOGY
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
LAW
MATHEMATICS
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
MUSIC
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY
SPANISH