ACS Egham Drama student performing on stage

Drama Curriculum

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The Performing Arts at ACS Egham

Drama is taught throughout the entire school. From Pre-K up to Grade 12. 

For the Middle School and High School's Grade 9, it takes place in a rotation with students taking about 14 weeks of Art, Music and Drama throughout the year. At Grade 10 the students select to take either a year long course in Drama, Music or Art. Middle School Students work with puppetry, monologues, short plays and explore a variety of themes such as bullying or the world around us.

With creative freedom, students develop tolerance, understanding, and perspectives that will benefit them in ways tomorrow has yet to decide. Future-proofing the application of intelligence has never been more important.
High School Drama students performing Shakespeare play

IB Drama

Drama is also offered at IB Diploma level. Importantly the curriculum is dynamic and relevant, exploring a wide range of topics, theorists and theatre practitioners.

Subjects are at their own direction or they can follow well trodden paths such as  Shakespeare or well known films and plays. Drama is also used as an interdisciplinary subject, as some of the subjects covered link with History, English, Humanities and Music.

Drama students performing on stage

The Performing Arts Centre

We are fortunate to have our own Performing Arts Centre (known as 'The PAC'), complete with sound-proofed curtains, banked seating, rigged lights and sound system. The space is versatile, capable of hosting the largest of school productions or the most intimate of recitals.

Students at ISTA Festival 2018

Drama Trips & Events

Grade 6 to 10 students are offered the opportunity to visit London and catch a West End theatre production. The Diploma students in Grades 11 and 12, make several trips to the capital to see a variety of productions. These students also take a full day trip to London to tour theatres and take part in workshops.

The school also participates in an annual International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) Trip – sometimes in London, more often than not in a European city, where students take part in Drama Competitions. ACS Egham hosted the festival in 2018.