Scarborough College holds an excellent reputation for, and commitment to, Drama and Theatre Studies. This is embedded in our dedication to developing student creativity in terms of independent thinking, confident communication and reflective learning. We believe that through our high quality teaching, we nurture curiosity, enable collaborative learning and encourage creative performance in all our students.
Upon entering Senior School, all Year 7 pupils are provided with the opportunity to be involved in the annual Production, which in recent years has included Annie, Little Shop of Horrors and Bugsy Malone. This gives each pupils introductory experience of both performance and stage management skills. Collaborative learning is embedded in our KS3 curriculum, which includes units of work on Musical Theatre, Mime, Devising and Scripted Performance.
At GCSE level we follow the EDEXCEL specification, linking our Set Text with that studied by the English faculty. This allows for cross-curricular learning whilst reinforcing our collaborative approach. This syllabus provides a firm foundation for transition to IB Theatre, which further develops practitioner knowledge, directorial skills and collaborative performance.
Our extra curricular program includes opportunities to study the LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) programme, Performance and Stage Management including working with Props, Costume, Lighting and Sound.
Scarborough College is a LAMDA registered centre with two dedicated teachers who hold over 40 years’ examination experience between them. From the age of five, pupils enrolled in the programme can choose from a variety of disciplines including Acting, Musical Theatre, Verse & Prose and Public Speaking. Examinations are held annually on College premises. Since 2011 we have maintained our celebrated 100% pass rate, with 85 exams undertaken in 2019 including an impressive 56% at Distinction.