Year 9 Options Drama Pathway

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am writing to you regarding Year 9 options and the opportunity for your child to study BTEC Performing Arts (Drama Pathway). Your child has shown great progress, enthusiasm and talent within their drama lessons this year and have therefore been scouted by myself as a potential student who will thrive on this course.

The course itself consists of three units which focus not only on professional theatrical performances and how to recreate these in our own setting, but also the performance industry as a whole and future employment opportunities in this field. Students will create productions and perform as part of a tailor-made curriculum in which a range of theatre styles will be chosen based on the interests and abilities of the group. Another of the fantastic qualities of this course is that it is 100% coursework and performance based with only one component marked externally. This gives students the chance to showcase their skills and knowledge holistically in a supportive creative environment over the two years without the pressure which comes with a final examination.

While they have only completed half their MYP drama course, your child has excelled in the work they have completed. They have shown qualities of leadership, creativity and a willingness to challenge themselves to improve not only their acting skills, but confidence and communication skills too. I am really excited about this practical course and would love it if you would join us on this bright journey to further develop our Performing Arts provision.

I attach a link to the specification where you can discover all you need to know about the course. Alternatively, do not hesitate to contact myself and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have via

Yours faithfully,

Mr J Pointer
Lead Teacher of Drama