Download our FREE smartphone app today!

Get the app



Retweetd From Zoe Hardie

Been talking to students all morning about jobs in arts and charities, what it’s like and a load of other things like climate change and politics, and now convinced that 17 year olds are basically the best


Retweetd From Trudy Sharam

What a great morning I’ve had at today. Speaking to Year 10 & 12 about my career path from school to now. The challenges I’ve faced. What it’s like working for and working in the world of media & tech.


Careers Event Student Quotes


...The students are so passionate and they have really made me think today about what more my company can offer young people and the skills that we can help them to develop.


Sarah Whitaker – Global - I wish that there had been events like this when I was their age. I am so impressed by how focused they all are....


....I really do feel inspired just by talking to such a variety of companies and actually realising that next year I will be going to uni – so I have to get organised!


Mariya:I spoke with the London College of Fashion for an hour! They explained how important it is for me to get work experience in order to build my portfolio to ensure that I am a strong candidate for which ever pathway I choose....


Aleandro: This event has really inspired me as it has given me a better and more focused idea of what I want to do in future. I spoke with the ITV about how important it is to make decisions now and it has really got me thinking about alternative pathways such as apprenticeships


Students at Chobham Academy meeting employers from business across London


Chobham Academy Careers networking event


Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The year 7 football inter-house has just started with all 8 tutor groups entering a mixed boys and girls squad ⚽️


Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

A massive thank you to for hosting this afternoon with the Summer Games preparation.


Retweetd From Peter Huntley

Heading to Chobham Academy to speak about working in theatre.


Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

What an evening of year 7 football! After all group stage, 1/4 final & semi final fixtures have been played. It is down to the final on Monday between 7H6 & 7A1. Who will take home the 1000 pillar points & their tutor groups name on the inter-house shield? ⚽️🏆


Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

A mixture of year 9,10 & 6th form students have made their way down to Stratford to take part in the Summer games 🏋️‍♀️💪


Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

With the first round of the Summer games completed the students have started their second round of timed group circuits. 🏋️‍♀️💪


After debating fantastically at the English Speaking Union’s debating competition yesterday, Chobham debate team is through to the national finals next month. Good luck team!


This years Academy musical, School of Rock is nearly upon us! 3/4th July, 18:00. Tickets available from secondary reception, £2 students and £3 for adults.


Give seedlings and plants a nitrogen boost by stirring leftover coffee grounds into the soil or also can mix it into your watering can. It acts as a plant's CPR! Leftover coffee grounds can also be used in vegetable garden for fertilizer and to repel insects.


Retweetd From Study with UWTSD

Hello there! If you are at the East London UCAS exhibition today, come over for a chat and pick up a prospectus at stand 126. We'd love to see you at an open day too. Join us & enjoy learning more :

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Central Office















I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.   Oscar Wilde

At Chobham Academy, Drama plays an integral role in developing students so that they leave school as independent, co-operative, responsible and creative young adults who will have a lifelong appreciation of Theatre and Performance.

Students have one Drama lesson a week in Key Stage 3 where they enjoy a broad and diverse curriculum which enables pupils to express themselves in a supportive environment. Harnessing skills of empathy and understanding, students learn to respect the views of other people whilst learning about the world around them. Teachers are dedicated to raising pupil’s self-confidence and skills in oracy. Students in Key Stage Four have four lessons a week so they can develop their performance skills in preparation for their GCSE. Here they experiment with a range of performance techniques and genres. In Key Stage Five, students have 6 lessons a week and are professionally represented by an in-house talent agency.



Mr J. Avory- Director of Learning for Performing Arts

Mr U Duzgun - Teacher of Drama

Ms S Richards - Teacher of Drama

Key Stage 3

In Year 7 Students are introduced to Drama as an art form.

They explore a range of performance techniques including:  Role- Play, Improvisation, Vocal Technique, Commedia, Tableau, Mime and Choral Movement. They are encouraged to demonstrate confident and clear speech in performance, awareness of movement when creating characters and energy and commitment in all group work.

Units covered include: Introducing Drama, Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations, Far From Home, Commedia dell’ arte and Musical Theatre.

Assessment is a weekly feature in each unit studied either by teacher, peer or through self-assessment. The ability to reflect and further act on feedback helps to raise the standard of performance in Drama.


In Year 8 Students continue to develop their skills and appreciation of Drama as an Art form.  Students explore more complex strategies such as:  Analysing Text, Staging, Cross-Cutting, Split – Stage, Narration, Angel and Devil and Forum Theatre. They are encouraged to demonstrate an awareness of language and tone of voice when creating believable characters, proxemics in staging and energy and commitment in all group work.

Units covered include: Macbeth, Spy School, Respect, Healthy Living and Musical Theatre.

Assessment is a weekly feature in each unit studied either by teacher, peer or through self-assessment. The ability to reflect and further act on feedback helps to raise the standard of performance in Drama.


ILT Tasks: Students are given two extended writing tasks each half term. One of these is to be completed for homework and forms 20 % of the overall assessment for each unit. Typical writing tasks include: Writing a diary entry ‘In Role’ or writing an alternative ending to a play that has been studied in class.

Key Stage 4

Edexcel GCSE in Drama encourages students to develop a personal interest in why drama matters. They are encouraged to work imaginatively and creatively in collaborative contexts, developing and communicating ideas. They learn to consider and explore the impact of social, historical and cultural influences on drama texts and activities. As teachers, we seek to inspire independent learners who respond to work with a critical and enquiring mind.

In Year 9 Students start looking towards the study of Drama GCSE. They continue to focus on developing their performance skills and are encouraged to learn about the language of Drama. Students re visit a range of explorative strategies and are introduced to new ones as they study different approaches to text and learn how to devise performance in response to a range of stimuli.

Units covered include: Explorative Strategies, Practitioners, Script Analysis using Dennis Kelly’s D.N.A and Devising.

In Years 10 and 11 students are introduced to several new strategies, drama as a medium and elements of drama in preparation for their examined units. They seek to both hone and expand their skills in performance as well as developing their written responses to the work explored.

Examined Units.

Unit 1. Drama Exploration.

Students participate in a teacher led six hour practical exploration of drama.  The practical exploration will be based on the activities that students have experienced during the Programme of Study.

Students will produce a documentary response to the work conducted during the six-hour practical exploration.

Unit 2. Exploring Play Texts

This unit introduces students to the content of plays written for the theatre. They will learn how to interpret a play in various ways and understand how a play works in performance. They will also see a live theatre performance.

Students will document their responses analysing and evaluating their own and other students’ work during the exploration process. They also need to complete an evaluation of the live performance.

Unit 3. Drama Performance

Edexcel provide an externally set assignment brief which must be addressed for the final Unit 3 performance.  Students are given more time to work on these and have to (if decided) not only focus on the performance, but will also need to think about all other aspects of the production including lighting, sound and costume.

Methods of Assessment

The approach is mostly practical with a level of analysis. Students are assessed in a range of ways -   units 1 and 2 are internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the exam board; students are externally assessed by a visiting examiner for Unit 3.


Key Stage 5

Edexcel GCE in Drama and Theatre Studies is split into two contrasting years of study.  It is designed to provide a balance across a range of learning activities. This specification combines the activities of exploring plays, creating theatre, the performing of plays, the analysis of theatre and the critical evaluation of all of these elements. Students completing the course successfully will have a thorough understanding of drama and theatre, highly toned analytical and creative skills and an ability to communicate effectively with others.

In Year 12 students study two contrasting play scripts in detail, both through practical workshops and exploration notes.  Students focus on the teachings of at least one leading theatre practitioner. They then apply their skills as an actor to work on an additional two plays, performing both a short monologue/duologue from one and a complete role in a production of the second play; this is directed by the teacher.  Students are taken on a range of theatre visits to broaden their experience and extend their knowledge of important theatre practitioners, plays and developments in theatre style as well as their ability to write theatre reviews.

In Year 13 the course encourages students to use their skills in devising. Students work for several weeks to create their own original piece of theatre with other students to be presented to an audience. Towards the end of the course they consider the role of director and how they would individually approach, interpret and stage a play.

Method of Assessment

The approach is mostly practical with a high level of analysis. Students are assessed in a range of ways - the first units of both AS & A2 are internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the exam board; students are  externally assessed by a visiting examiner who watches their devised performances at the end of AS and again at the end of A2 when students sit their written paper.