Drama enables students to develop personally and socially as well as academically. As a creative subject, Drama allows students the chance to express themselves, find their voice and articulate their thoughts and ideas in an accessible and enjoyable way. Our Schemes of Work explore various styles of theatre and explore social issues through both practical and written work. Drama allows students to develop their confidence and abilities in a range of transferable skills including speaking and listening skills, collaboration, time management, problem solving, analytical and evaluative skills to name a few. Drama lessons help to build empathy and understanding of different points of view, opinions and people which support students to become confident and thoughtful members of society.

Please click below for the full Drama Curriculum Map which outlines the content of Year 7-13 in more detail. Also available is other useful information about the Drama department. 

Drama Curriculum Narrative and Map

For full details of the structure and content, please refer to the Drama Curriculum Narrative and Map.

Drama Example Schemes of Learning

Drama Example Schemes of Learning

Year 8 Example Scheme of Learning

Year 10 Example Scheme of Learning

Year 11 Example Scheme of Learning

Drama Knowledge Organisers

Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 Knowledge Organisers

Year 7 Drama Knowledge Organiser

Year 8 Drama Knowledge Organiser

Year 9 Drama Knowledge Organiser

Staff Contacts

Staff Name



Mrs R Burke Head of Performing Arts  rburke@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Miss M Pearce Co-ordinator of Drama MPearce@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk


In addition to performances for curriculum, there are many opportunities for children to be involved in the arts outside of the classroom. The Hatch End High School Production Society offers a large scale musical production every year, with arts days and community project throughout the year. The department also offers a drama club for students to get the opportunity to enhance their performance skills and this year we will be introducing the Arts Award. Students are also encouraged to visit the theatre and to experience live performances in a wide range of genres.

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