Performing Arts

Headline Information

Consistent 100% Pass Rate for all students at GCSE and A-level, with many of your students gaining A*- C. Many of our students continue to study Drama in their future with some gaining places at top performing arts institutes such as ALRA.

Information About the Department

Two Specialist spaces for Drama and Theatre Studies, fully equipped with lighting rigs and sound systems.
Break off areas for teaching and learning in theatrical design elements of courses (i.e makeup design, lighting, props and sound).
 
We go on theatre trips with every exam course to provide applied learning experiences.
We have a rich and dynamic extra-curricular programme for all students (i.e. Musical, Drama Club, school productions, Touring Theatre Company and showcases).
We have something for everyone.

Dance

GCSE – 100% pass rate for many years, Many of our students continue Dance into 6th form or have gained places at top dance colleges (Rambert School, Central School of Ballet, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Stella Mann, Urdang)

A-Level – 100% pass rate, with many of our students continuing Dance at some of the top universities and Dance colleges. (Roehampton, Lincoln, Bedford, Northampton, Stella Mann, Bath, Middlesex)
The department has an extensive extra curricular programme that features; Biddenham Dance Club, a  multi-award winning competitive cheerleading squad - the Biddenham Gold Stars, Cheerleading Club, Yoga, Body Conditioning for Dance, Theatre trips, annual dance performance showcases , the school musical, Dance workshops with professional artists as well as performance and education links with the University of Bedfordshire and surrounding middle/lower schools
 
Facilities include:

  • A Dance Studio with a sprung wooden floor , mirrors,  visual/ audio equipment  and  resource cupboard
  • A Main Hall/ Theatre space with purpose built raked seating, lighting rigs and sound equipment.

Staffing

Hayley Wiltshire - Head Of Dance & Drama

Sarah Wozniak - Teacher of Drama & English

Stephen Bayliss - Performing Arts Technician