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Our Student Council has been working on a group project with students from James Allen's Girls' School to organise a writing competition focused on . Find our more about our neurodiversity writing competition at


See our latest science experment with our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld. This one is on convection...


Harris Dulwich Boys is pleased to announce a partnership with in support of their State School Sixth Form Cricket Programme. Details


Science experiments with a Science Technician. Experiment 1: metals reacting with oxygen. In this series, our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld, RSciTech, will demonstrate experiments that are part of the Year 7 to Year 11 curriculum.


Delighted to welcome and his team into our academy this week to film for his latest book. Inspiring our students to develop their reading further.


It is with great pleasure that we can announce that our Science Technician, Rudolf Van Koningsveld, has been awarded The Registered Science Technician Award (RSciTech), a registered mark recognising excellence for technicians working in science education!


Year 11 students dazzled the examiner with their recent GCSE Component 2 performances, worth 20% of their overall grade.Performing two gripping extracts from 'Starlight Express', the students showcased months of hard work and dedication, leaving the examiner in awe.


Principal's Breakfast on Friday celebrated ten students nominated for 'doing the right thing all the time' this week by their teachers. Each week the winners receive a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate


🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:


🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:


Very happy to be featured in this week along with following both our Ofsted 'Outstanding' ratings. We're incredibly proud of our staff and students and it's lovely to have our success celebrated!


Year 12 and 13 students were treated to a talk about economics (and careers) by Chief Economist Peter Arnold . "Peter's talk has encouraged me to pursue a career in economics," said Imran. "I look forward to learning more about the macroeconomic policies in my course."


We had fun last week celebrating our recent Ofsted 'Outstanding' Award with students. We were very proud of the way our students conducted themselves during the visit. They were a true credit to themselves, our Academy and their families.


Get your tickets for our latest school production, Bugsy Malone, 13th and 14th March 2024. Tickets available on ParentPay from 19th February. Don't miss!


We are thrilled to announce that our student, Sebastian, has emerged as the winner in the Southwark Regional Final of Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge. A compelling and persuasive performance indeed!


Our Art Prefects have had their second workshop with ceramicist Marie Tricaud. Students fired their ceramics in the kiln and applied coloured glaze. We experimented with colour and different painting techniques, finishing with beautiful results


Younes, Lawrence, Artur and Chowdhury competed in the Year 7 Spelling Bee earlier this week, taking on challenging words such as onomatopoeia, armageddon, connoisseur, fluorescent, leprechaun, garrulous and haemorrhage. A superb effort from our team!


Urban Plan delivered a great urban development workshop today. Year 10 students were split into five 'development companies' and had to show industry professionals why their team should gain the opportunity to develop a new town centre.


On Friday we held a special rewards breakfast for all the boys who helped with our Winter Showcase music concert at the end of last term.It was the largest amount of students we have had in one concert, so well done everyone. Our next event is Bugsy Malone in March!


Our debating team made waves at the recent competition held at Sydenham High. Twelve of our best debaters rose to the occasion, demonstrating their eloquence and critical thinking. Judges praised their poise and respectful engagement with their opponents. Well done boys!

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Performing Arts - Drama

Drama 3This course aims to offer students the opportunity to explore an ambitious, broad and creative curriculum. Personal expression is key, as students can develop their confidence and make direct cross-curricular links to subjects such as English and History.

Curriculum plans for all year groups can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.

The qualification will develop learners’ abilities through the knowledge and skills gained in the following areas of the programme:

  • The development of Drama skills 
  • The development of key transferrable skills 
  • Professional development in the Performing Arts Industry
  • Exploring and performing published plays
  • The ability to view and evaluate live theatre 

We must all do theatre to find out who we are and discover who we could become.” Augusto Boal 

Performing Arts is a popular subject, and the students enjoy practical exploration. All students at Key Stage 3 have some experience of Performing Arts. Students are introduced to the diverse world of theatre, and we zoom into schemes of learning, such as commedia dell'arte, Shakespeare, Greek Theatre and much more.

Students perform professional scripted pieces as well as devise their own drama, developing curious learners. Students are encouraged to attend Drama Club and to audition to be a part of our annual School Production. Students can build on their knowledge and cultural capital by attending the theatre trips that we have on offer; we have great links with Theatre Peckham and the Young Vic. 

Love art in yourself and not yourself in art.” Konstantine Stanislavski 

Drama at Key Stage 4 is very popular, which is proof of the engagement and enjoyment that students experience in Key Stage 3. The students explore different styles of theatre, explore a set text, are given the opportunity to view live theatre and speak with industry professionals. 

For further details please contact Catherine Bee

“Drama is exposure; it is confrontation; it is contradiction, and it leads to analysis, construction, recognition and eventually to an awakening of understanding.” Peter Brooks

Performing Arts