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Our Year 10 GCSE Drama students were taken to a live theatre production of Boys from the Blackstuff by James Graham in preparation for next year's Live Theatre Review. For many of them, this was their first time seeing live theatre, and all thoroughly enjoyed the production.


Anyone for tennis!



Group A coach 1 on their way to Rootd Adventure for a night of camping! Some very excited students this morning!#year7trip


Some of our year 9 students had the opportunity to visit The London Eye for a DT Trip on Friday, students were thoroughly engaged, even those who were scared of heights. A fun day looking and discussing local landmarks and architectural designs within central London 🎡



We have had all the tunes tonight at HABE and the kids have loved it! Please come and collect your child at 8pm - DJ Shone


A big thank you to DJ D, our very own inhouse DJ.


HABE's first ever Year 7 Disco is well underway, with everyone absolutely loving it! - DJ Shone


The Catering Team celebrating England's win.


Our new year 7 parents and students turned up in their hundreds on Monday and Tuesday as we hosted our parent information evening/induction day. The students were amazing! We now look forward to our next transition event: HABE Summer School ☀️ 📚


For more information follow this link- Child Benefit when your child turns 16 - (


Changes to child benefit for 16-19 years. Parents need to take action now.



Stella, our local Beckenham Cat decided to pay Mrs Hall a visit today.


HABE The book fair is here!To buy books, students fill in a wish list to take home. Parents pay for books using a QR code or go to Students bring completed wish list back to school to receive books. Book tokens also accepted.


🚨 TALENT SHOW 2024 🚨 Tickets are on ParentPay for our 2024 Talent Show - £6 per person. Tuesday 2nd July from 5pm (art exhibition) talent show acts to start at 6pm. Performances from the PE, Art, Drama and Music departments 🖼️


HABE Impact day for Year 8 students, with First Aid being taught by some of our amazing PE team, Ms Jaymes & Mr Stokes. All students learnt the basics of First Aid and even got to try out what they had learnt on each other!


HABE welcomed author, performance poet & rap artist to perform for year 7 students today, they loved his poems & inspirational stories about growing up in London & Nigeria. Later, a group of year 8 & 9s enjoyed Karl’s workshops so much that they all produced their own poems!


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Curriculum intent

Drama is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Our high-quality drama education will engage and inspire students to develop a love of Drama and their talent as practitioners. As students progress, they will develop a critical engagement with drama, allowing them to devise, perform, appreciate performance and bring dramatic texts to life.

For further details of the Drama curriculum please see the documents at the bottom of the page or contact  Mr. C. Argyrakis.

The key concepts in drama are skill-driven and aim to build personal skills which can be relied upon to succeed, not only in drama lessons but beyond school life and in future employment.

At the heart of drama is the development of these skills in all students; engagement, communication and oracy, creative imagination, clarity of expression, autonomy, leadership confidence and cooperation.

There is more to drama than being able to perform on stage. Opportunities are embedded for students to be able to hone and develop performance talent but equally important is the ability to understand the purpose of the theatre we create. Drama mediums, elements, explorative strategies and methodologies of theatrical practitioners are introduced throughout the key stages to enable students not only to ‘re-enact’ but to shape their own unique ideas with a greater understanding of the need for style, intention, theatrical creation and to learn to celebrate individual and unique perspectives.

The curriculum is structured based on the expectations for GCSE Drama whereby key concepts and skills required by the end of Year 11 are fed down into schemes of work from Year 7 upwards.

Within all key stages, students will be exposed to three components within the Edexcel GCSE Drama specification: Component 1 devising, Component 2 performance from text and Component 3 bringing texts to life, designed to raise expectations and standards from the start of Key Stage 3 and ensure that drama knowledge is being understood both practically and theoretically. With this in mind, students will explore the roles and responsibilities of the performer, director and designer.

Within our curriculum, we include a range of texts to explore diversity and a range of social, historical or cultural contexts to encourage tolerance and understanding. We aim for students to attend regular theatre opportunities to inspire them creatively and to develop their cultural capital. This will support them to not only form their own opinions of theatre, but to appreciate the choices of others. Along with the performance element of drama, students will develop their analytical minds whilst communicating effectively through written and oral means.

Post GCSE Drama, students can continue further study within the subject by taking the A-Level Drama and Theatre course. There are many career paths individuals can take relating to drama and theatre such as becoming an actor, stage manager, arts administrator, drama teacher, drama therapist, television production assistant, radio presenter, theatre director etc.

Year 7 Drama

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2



Narrative Theatre

Origins of Greek Theatre &  Mythology

Theatre Around the World

Shakespeare Macbeth

Year 8 Performing Arts

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Stage Combat

Film Music Performance and Composition

Reality TV

Blues performance arranging  and Improvisation

Technical Stage Design

Classical and Romantic Orchestra

Year 9 Performing Arts

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Proxemix and Status

Hip Hop Performance and Composition

Devising using different practicitioners

Bhangra and Musical Fusion. Performing and Arranging

Directing and Designging