A very warm welcome to the King's School Department of English and Drama!
Here you can find an overview of the topics taught at King's, photos of drama productions, details of staff and news of forthcoming events.
As a team, we pride ourselves on introducing our students to a wide range of texts, including some of the finest novels, poems and plays from the world's literary inheritance. We aim to inspire in our students some of the enjoyment and insight that we have gained from studying literature, theatre and media.
We believe that the creative imagination is one of the most life-enhancing gifts students can possess and as a department we are constantly striving to help our students develop their creative talents.
From the challenging and rigorous teaching of literature and language at all levels, and through extra-curricular activities like our spectacular drama productions and popular creative writing competitions, we aim to get students inspired by and involved in the written and spoken word.
Our aim is to make lessons fun, challenging and we hope to inspire in our pupils a life-long interest in and love of English, literature, drama and media.
Notable achievements in the last few years include:
In the last few years, the department has introduced AS and A2 Theatre Studies, AS Media Studies, GCSE Drama and established an extremely popular Saturday morning Stage School that offers a varied menu of activities and performances.
Students in the First to Third Forms have the opportunity to take part in an annual House Drama competition, while students in the Fourth to Sixth Forms have the opportunity to participate in the annual House Debating Competition, which has become a hotly contested event.
Recent drama productions include The Merchant of Venice, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, The Tempest, The Wind in the Willows and Much Ado About Nothing.
Many of our students also starred as extras in the Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince