KS4 Specification - AQA
The Drama department consists of three staff all of whom are subject specialists with a range of experience in theatre, television and education. In Key Stage 3 students have one lesson of Drama per week. Key Stage 3 focuses on developing specific skills that are useful to the lifelong learner such as confidence building, communication and teamwork, plus we aim to inspire and engage students in a passion and interest in performance arts - from acting to design.
GCSE Drama is a diverse and exciting course. Students comment that they feel challenged yet supported in lessons and they are encouraged to experiment with their ideas and creativity. The department strongly believe that all students can succeed in Drama and staff ensure lessons are targeted to meet the specific needs and interests of all.
A-level Theatre Studies offers students the chance to develop specific interests in performance including acting, design and directing. The course encourages students to consider the value of the arts in society and for them to consider literature, history, politics and psychology in an understanding of the importance of theatre today. Many students continue to study Theatre at university and have had success in a range of fields.
The department has two black box studio spaces, professional lighting rig and sound system. In addition, we also have the use of the School Hall with proscenium arch stage, digital projection and computerised sound system. Each year the department offers students the chance to be involved in a production and performers develop skills and an understanding of a range of theatrical styles. The department offers numerous opportunities for students to visit the theatre both locally and nationally. We have annual residential visits to London and have recently taken shows to the Edinburgh Festival receiving five star reviews.
It is a vibrant, forward thinking department where students and staff enjoy developing their learning together.
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4
What we’ve been up to…
Meaningful May- Day 27: Focus on how your actions make a difference to others. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/kiTrHGbrH5
On National Thank a Teacher Day 2022 we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our teaching and support staff for their hard work and the dedication they show on a daily basis. #WKGSCommunity #NationalThankATeacherDay https://t.co/ABxR3wDiMd
NEW OPPORTUNITY: We are looking to launch a new Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at #WKGS. If anyone is interested in getting involved, or wants to know more, please get in touch with Mrs Marley at firstname.lastname@example.org #WKGSCommunity https://t.co/vIXYHK526K
Meaningful May- Day 26: Remember an event in your life that is really meaningful. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/qQqg4q20Zq
Meaningful May- Day 25: Ask someone else what matters most to them and why. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/2cS0XGDPF7
Well done to all @WKGS_Art students who participated in the Creative Art Postcard Exchange project. We were one of 25 schools to take part across the UK and Ireland. The theme for postcards artwork was 'War' and was creatively interpreted using a variety of media. #WKGSCommunity https://t.co/iG0GIkIGYc
Results from yesterday's House Countdown are in and its congratulations to Paton who were overall winners. Well done to everyone who took part. #wkgscommunity https://t.co/PaLfnUHAkc
Meaningful May- Day 24: Make choices that have a positive impact today. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/fzahKXAy4S
We wish to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of History for September 2022. The post is full-time. The ability to teach GCSE and A-level History is essential and a desire to teach A-level Politics is desirable. wkgs.org/latest-news/va… https://t.co/7x7DCesVTR
Congratulations to our staff who took part in this weekend's 10k Race for Life - raising over £1000 for this fantastic charity #raceforlife #community #charity #endeavour https://t.co/oUJzSGeTec
Meaningful May- Day 23: Recall three things that you are proud of. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/ZDIBBaSxmv
Meaningful May- Day 22: Find time to become involved with a charity you care about. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/hh6GozLFYe
Race for Life
Congratulations to our members of staff who completed the Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK – they have raised over £1000 to date! A fantastic achievement!
Meaningful May- Day 21: Remember we are all part of something bigger. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/UMPxVO0ki3