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Year 10 Prefects connecting with their mentors at Macfarlanes Law Firm


A big welcome back to all our students and staff!


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Welldone to for winning this year’s Challenge 🎉 The judges had a tough decision to make, with outstanding submissions from and as well ⭐️


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Activ8 Kids relaunches on the 9th May at


Wishing all of our students and staff an enjoyable Easter holiday!


And to you too!


Please email Mr Wigington at, he is our Head of PE and I am sure he will be able to help. Many thanks


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We've built four new schools to educate local children and support our growing population


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Many thanks to for hosting a very entertaining game of football involving Booby Moore Academy & the year 7 football team. Well done to everybody who played 👏⚽️


Well done to the chobham Lendlease challenge group who won in the final on Wednesday, a fabulous design and presentation by all!


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Not a bad location for our Challenge finale today! Good luck to all of our participants ⭐️


On their final day Year 12 geographers are analysing the data they collected yesterday at the coast.


Thank you for addressing this, hopefully we can resolve it


Year 12 Geographers are looking at erosion on the North Norfolk coast and protection at Overstrand as part of their field course.


Year 12 Geographers have arrived in Cromer as part of the sixth form geography field trip


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Our ‘women in aviation’ programme finale about to take off at amazing yacht hotel! 💫 🚤 can’t wait to watch the girls’ presentations!


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Employees from have volunteered with Code Club at 's neighbours for the past 3 months and yesterday marked the last session of the programme. It's been hugely impressive to see the students taking on these new skills so effortlessly


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The final stop for the year 8 students is a visit to the brand new strength and conditioning suite to participate in some fitness testing.🏋️‍♂️

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I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.   Oscar Wilde

At Chobham Academy, Drama plays an integral role in developing students so that they leave school as independent, co-operative, responsible and creative young adults who will have a lifelong appreciation of Theatre and Performance.

Students have one Drama lesson a week in Key Stage 3 where they enjoy a broad and diverse curriculum which enables pupils to express themselves in a supportive environment. Harnessing skills of empathy and understanding, students learn to respect the views of other people whilst learning about the world around them. Teachers are dedicated to raising pupil’s self-confidence and skills in oracy. Students in Key Stage Four have four lessons a week so they can develop their performance skills in preparation for their GCSE. Here they experiment with a range of performance techniques and genres. In Key Stage Five, students have 6 lessons a week and are professionally represented by an in-house talent agency.



Mr J. Avory- Director of Learning for Performing Arts

Mr U Duzgun - Teacher of Drama

Ms S Richards - Teacher of Drama

Key Stage 3

In Year 7 Students are introduced to Drama as an art form.

They explore a range of performance techniques including:  Role- Play, Improvisation, Vocal Technique, Commedia, Tableau, Mime and Choral Movement. They are encouraged to demonstrate confident and clear speech in performance, awareness of movement when creating characters and energy and commitment in all group work.

Units covered include: Introducing Drama, Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations, Far From Home, Commedia dell’ arte and Musical Theatre.

Assessment is a weekly feature in each unit studied either by teacher, peer or through self-assessment. The ability to reflect and further act on feedback helps to raise the standard of performance in Drama.


In Year 8 Students continue to develop their skills and appreciation of Drama as an Art form.  Students explore more complex strategies such as:  Analysing Text, Staging, Cross-Cutting, Split – Stage, Narration, Angel and Devil and Forum Theatre. They are encouraged to demonstrate an awareness of language and tone of voice when creating believable characters, proxemics in staging and energy and commitment in all group work.

Units covered include: Macbeth, Spy School, Respect, Healthy Living and Musical Theatre.

Assessment is a weekly feature in each unit studied either by teacher, peer or through self-assessment. The ability to reflect and further act on feedback helps to raise the standard of performance in Drama.


ILT Tasks: Students are given two extended writing tasks each half term. One of these is to be completed for homework and forms 20 % of the overall assessment for each unit. Typical writing tasks include: Writing a diary entry ‘In Role’ or writing an alternative ending to a play that has been studied in class.

Key Stage 4

Edexcel GCSE in Drama encourages students to develop a personal interest in why drama matters. They are encouraged to work imaginatively and creatively in collaborative contexts, developing and communicating ideas. They learn to consider and explore the impact of social, historical and cultural influences on drama texts and activities. As teachers, we seek to inspire independent learners who respond to work with a critical and enquiring mind.

In Year 9 Students start looking towards the study of Drama GCSE. They continue to focus on developing their performance skills and are encouraged to learn about the language of Drama. Students re visit a range of explorative strategies and are introduced to new ones as they study different approaches to text and learn how to devise performance in response to a range of stimuli.

Units covered include: Explorative Strategies, Practitioners, Script Analysis using Dennis Kelly’s D.N.A and Devising.

In Years 10 and 11 students are introduced to several new strategies, drama as a medium and elements of drama in preparation for their examined units. They seek to both hone and expand their skills in performance as well as developing their written responses to the work explored.

Examined Units.

Unit 1. Drama Exploration.

Students participate in a teacher led six hour practical exploration of drama.  The practical exploration will be based on the activities that students have experienced during the Programme of Study.

Students will produce a documentary response to the work conducted during the six-hour practical exploration.

Unit 2. Exploring Play Texts

This unit introduces students to the content of plays written for the theatre. They will learn how to interpret a play in various ways and understand how a play works in performance. They will also see a live theatre performance.

Students will document their responses analysing and evaluating their own and other students’ work during the exploration process. They also need to complete an evaluation of the live performance.

Unit 3. Drama Performance

Edexcel provide an externally set assignment brief which must be addressed for the final Unit 3 performance.  Students are given more time to work on these and have to (if decided) not only focus on the performance, but will also need to think about all other aspects of the production including lighting, sound and costume.

Methods of Assessment

The approach is mostly practical with a level of analysis. Students are assessed in a range of ways -   units 1 and 2 are internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the exam board; students are externally assessed by a visiting examiner for Unit 3.


Key Stage 5

Edexcel GCE in Drama and Theatre Studies is split into two contrasting years of study.  It is designed to provide a balance across a range of learning activities. This specification combines the activities of exploring plays, creating theatre, the performing of plays, the analysis of theatre and the critical evaluation of all of these elements. Students completing the course successfully will have a thorough understanding of drama and theatre, highly toned analytical and creative skills and an ability to communicate effectively with others.

In Year 12 students study two contrasting play scripts in detail, both through practical workshops and exploration notes.  Students focus on the teachings of at least one leading theatre practitioner. They then apply their skills as an actor to work on an additional two plays, performing both a short monologue/duologue from one and a complete role in a production of the second play; this is directed by the teacher.  Students are taken on a range of theatre visits to broaden their experience and extend their knowledge of important theatre practitioners, plays and developments in theatre style as well as their ability to write theatre reviews.

In Year 13 the course encourages students to use their skills in devising. Students work for several weeks to create their own original piece of theatre with other students to be presented to an audience. Towards the end of the course they consider the role of director and how they would individually approach, interpret and stage a play.

Method of Assessment

The approach is mostly practical with a high level of analysis. Students are assessed in a range of ways - the first units of both AS & A2 are internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the exam board; students are  externally assessed by a visiting examiner who watches their devised performances at the end of AS and again at the end of A2 when students sit their written paper.