An Enhanced Curriculum


Our drama curriculum has been enhanced by our collaboration with Juilliard to give your child opportunities to lead, listen to other viewpoints from different communities and cultures, communicate ideas and feelings through an artistic medium, and experience joy through performance.

Through the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme, our drama curriculum has been enhanced with core works from different cultures and periods in history. Students learn the forms, structures, and elements they can draw upon, utilise, and manipulate when exploring and viewing dramatic works.

The human impulse to engage in theatre or drama is a universal one and reaches back to ancient times across continents and cultures. The collective thread that runs through this art form is the desire to speak to and express human experience.




Drama skills and collaborative practices

Drama Skills and Collaborative Practices is a collection of vibrant and practical resources for teachers and students, designed by Juilliard. Organised into three categories, Teacher Sphere, Student Skills, and Professional Practice, these resources create unique entry points into the world of drama. Teacher Sphere is filled with resources specifically for the educator, including drama studio essentials and ideas for selecting scene material. Student Skills includes vocal and physical warm-ups for actors, stage make-up tutorials, and rehearsal readiness practices. Professional Practice contains interviews with active performers, directors, and designers in the field. Combined,  Drama Skills and Collaborative Practices emphasise the collaborative nature of theatre, highlighting the range of artistry involved in creating a dramatic work.


The core works

The core works have been carefully chosen based on their iconic quality. They have many teachable moments and give breadth to your child's learning, too. Your child will study these works throughout their time at school, helping them to deeply engage with and appreciate each piece.

Interactive activities encourage students to engage with the works and key concepts while making connections between the pieces and other subjects.

The core works include: