Blood Brothers 2015

 In an increasingly competitive world, speech and communication skills are becoming more important. Through studying Drama students gain a greater sense of confidence about themselves and a greater capacity to express their opinions and beliefs to others.  They develop their imagination, sensitivity and self-confidence through the exciting world of Drama. Whether students wish to become professional actors or simply wish to develop their speech and communication skills, Drama will be both stimulating and of great value in the world beyond education.


Blood Brothers 2015

GCSE Results 2018:
9-7: 16.7%
9-5: 74.1%
9-4: 87%
9-1: 100%
A Level Results 20018:
A*-E: 100%
A*-B: 70%
A*-C 90%
Rickmansworth School has a newly built Theatre; 'The Ricky Playhouse' which seats over 100 audience members. This wonderful space transforms into two purpose built sound proof Drama Studios in which our learners are taught the subject as part of the curriculum. 

Key Stage 3

The main consideration is to give the opportunity to explore their changing world as adolescents. Pupils are encouraged to appreciate the skills needed for the adult world through role-play and in building more complex characters and situations. The exploration of form and structure is enhanced by the influence of key practitioners. Students become more sophisticated in their ability to evaluate their own and others’ work using theatrical terminology.


Key Stage 4



We study Eduqas GCSE Drama and the course will appeal to those who are interested in performing and/or the technical side of theatre. It promotes students’ involvement and enjoyment of Drama as performers, devisers, directors and designers and provides opportunities for students to watch live theatre and to develop their skills as informed and thoughtful audience members. This work will be supported by written coursework and a written examination.


Key Stage 5

A Level

The students study Edexcel Pearson Drama and Theatre A Level. The two year course will require the students to learn about different theatre practitioners, explore a varied range of performance texts practically alongside written analysis, developing creativity & independence to become effective theatre makers and apply critical thinking skills in practice. There are three Components that form part of the A Level programme of study.



Extra-Curricular Activities and Clubs

The students visit both local theatres and West End productions. Many of these visits support their understanding of the holistic approach to theatre making and also forms part of the GCSE & A Level examination requirements. Our school productions are a popular choice of extra-curricular provision and support our quest to create the ultimate Ricky learner.



Little Shop of Horrors 2014


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