Performing Arts and Drama

At Stephenson Academy we offer Drama and Performing Art for Key Stage 3 and Performing Arts as a GCSE Double Award at Key Stage 4.


This GCSE offers students the opportunity to specialise in one or more of the performing arts disciplines including; acting, singing, dance, music, music technology, DJ'ing, lighting, sound, set design, costume design, properties, masks, puppets, make-up, stage management, front of house, marketing and publicity.


We offer a 2-unit Single Award GCSE and a 4-unit Double Award GCSE and it is an appropriate foundation for progression in performing arts, theatre studies and generic subjects such as dance and drama.  It also provides a foundation for design work in set, costume and props and technical elements such as lighting and sound.




Throughout the year we carry out Theatre Trips, recent trips include visiting London to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a trip to Coventry to watch a local performance. 


We work closely with other departments within the school such as English, Art, Music and Construction and aim to hold an Annual Performance where students from all around the school can take part, even if it is not directly to do with the on stage performance.