Year 7 King's Scholars and the King's Ambassadors


From the Exam Hall to rooftops with Ms Hall! Congratulations to the Class of 2022; after their last GCSE exam the Norton Rose Fulbright mentees took a workplace visit to the firms' riverside office to present their career aspirations. Thanks for hosting us


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Congratulations to Yasin, Year 7 for being a winner of the MFL LinguaChef competition


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🙌🏾On we're celebrating the amazing young musicians behind Multi-Story! 🎼 Here they are devising a brand new banger for The Endz 🤩🔥 This show is once-in-a-lifetime. Don't miss out! July 7 + 8, in partnership with


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Wonderful to be asked to judge students from who were asked to create project based solutions to climate issues. Welldone for the Prospering Peckham program aimed at creating ‘green leaders’ and inspire students for STEM careers 👏🏽👏🏽


Congratulations to all the Year 9 and 10 performers who took part in the fantastic 'These are Rituals' performance!


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Fabulous families of Peckham! The amazing is generously collecting any books your children have grown out of on our behalf. Pop in & drop off your pre-loved books or simply for a chat & a browse - they are booksellers & therefore fabulous!


Principal's breakfast winners! Poets, writers and scholars! Congratulations!


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What a brilliant opportunity


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All levels of experience are welcome in our free online Yoga group running every Wednesday. Learn the gentle practice of Yin yoga with guided meditations at the end of each session. Book now:


Science students building a greenhouse


Year 10 students investigating insulation with different materials


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Southwark Festival of Words returns from 18 - 26 June celebrating poetry, literature, story-telling, spoken word and much, much more


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Audition for Scroogelicious: our Christmas production for 2022, Peckham's take on A Christmas Carol! for 7-17 yr olds will take place at Theatre Peckham in groups where auditionees will be required to act, sing and dance. Sign up here:


Excellent historical knowledge on the impact of the printing press on the authority of the Church used by Year 10 Favour in her English work, taken from her GCSE studies of the History of Medicine. An amazing cross-curricular moment!


Year 8 students took part in an Able Linguist workshop with Southampton university. They learned a lot and designed their own wearable technology products - all in French!


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Are you a Spanish or Portuguese Speaker looking to improve your English? At 's Conversation Café you can enjoy an informal chat, learn about your community and get support with some life admin. Join us at 11am every Saturday from 11 June:


Principal's breakfast superstars at Harris Academy Peckham! Congratulations to you all!


Some of HAP’s beautiful smiling boys. Our Year 9 and 10 boys thoroughly enjoyed working with on the brilliant S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys project

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We study Drama to focus on developing skills in performing, analysing and evaluating drama and theatre through exploration of themes, texts and dramatic practices. We promote core skills in team work, communication, co-operation and empathy. 

We also aim to develop cross-curricular links with other subjects so to offer a creative way to incorporate all strands of learning, developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of students while motivating them to learn through stimulating, wide-ranging and interconnected topics.

We aim to inspire our students to become reflective and creative individuals that have the confidence to explore and question the world around them because. after all, “all the worlds a stage and all the men and women are merely players”.


Schemes of learning

Schemes of learning have been developed to reflect student individual contexts. The fundamental skills, techniques and conventions have been embedded throughout the drama curriculum. The schemes of learning demonstrate an obvious progression of the core skills.

Homework is meaningful and relevant and set on a regular basis and encourage an independent attitude to learning. This is in line with the Academy policy.


The optimum amount of time allocated to Drama is one lesson a week at KS3 and four lessons at KS4.

Professional development

Teachers have the opportunity to receive high quality professional development through Federation inset days, strand meetings, Harris on Stage, SharePoint resources, and regular moderation gatherings. Teachers are encouraged also to seek appropriate CPD with professional external bodies such as The Young Vic, London Drama and the relevant exam boards.


The fundamental skills, techniques and conventions provide the language for learning for the Drama Curriculum. For some KS4 courses, there is a large amount of written coursework to be completed, and this is embedded in the curriculum planning.

Speaking and listening skills are enhanced through drama strategies, role-play and improvisation and by the exchange of opinions and negotiation that naturally occur in group activities. Drama provides the context to improve writing skills, to develop realistic dialogue and to extend vocabulary.

Student groupings

Drama classes are mixed ability and is often taught in tutor groups at KS3. Group work is an integral element of Drama and consideration should be given to groupings.


The extra-curricular provision infuses the curriculum to ensure the fundamental skills, techniques and conventions are embedded and developed to a high level.


Due to the vision and content of the Drama curriculum, it is important that we consider both qualitative and quantitative measures of impact. Often impact is implicit through the ethos of an Academy rather than explicitly through exam and assessment results.

Student engagement

A good indicator of successful implementation of the Drama curriculum is the way the students value the subject. This can be evident in;

  • Students demonstrating a development in confidence and self-esteem
  • Student ability to perform outside of their comfort zone
  • Participation in drama activities outside of the classroom and beyond the Federation
  • Students participating regularly in drama enrichment activities
  • Positive Student voice
  • Uptake of students opting to study a Drama based qualification at KS4

Assessment (formative and summative)

  • Teachers use formative assessment and verbal feedback during the lesson to ensure all students are developing and making progress.
  • Each Academy will have their own assessment policy and summative assessment will follow this structure. There is a federation end of year assessment available to support Drama teachers, if required.
  • Assessments will be a combination of practical and written work

Attainment and progress

  • Following Academy assessments, data is sent centrally.
  • Data is analysed, and intervention is implemented accordingly to ensure that students are making expected progress


All students that study Drama at KS3 should have developed transferable skills that will equip them for further study and the world of work. Study at KS4 will ensure students have the fundamental skills to study Drama at a higher level, through university, Drama schools or pursue a career in the profession.

Further details of the curriculum can be downloaded below.


Drama Curriculum Overview 05th Nov 2019 Download