Welcome to the Drama Department at New College Leicester

The Drama Department is part of Performing Arts which is within the Expressive Arts Faculty making for a very interesting and exciting curriculum. The Drama Department offers students a wide variety of activities within specialist facilities. These include a fully equipped Drama Studio and a state of the art Theatre.

Our Purpose:

  • To Provide opportunities for students to engage in activities
  • Offer Opportunities to experience excellence in Arts and Culture
  • To Achieve outstanding outcomes

All students study Drama at Key Stage 3, Year 7 are taught in rotation with Dance and receive one hour of drama a week every other half term. Year 8 study drama one hour a week.

In Year 9 students are given the option to select Drama in their pathway options, students who opt for drama have 4 hours across a two-week timetable.

In Year 10 and 11 students are currently studying the Level 2 BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts and have 5 hours across a two-week timetable.

All year groups are taught mixed ability and work is differentiated to meet the needs of individual students.

Extra- Curricular

In addition to the curriculum time at New College Leicester, we also offer an extra-curricular program. We have stretch and challenge opportunities which involve students being actively involved in whole school productions as well as regular opportunities for students to see professional performances through a variety of trips.

For further information please contact Miss Ella Shaw at eshaw@newcollege.leicester.sch.uk