We believe that all students can achieve well above their own and others’ expectations.
Meesh Vince – Programme Leader and Teacher of Drama
Mick Glenfield – Teacher of English and Drama
- State of the art studios with stage lights, projectors, real wood, heated, sprung floors, drapes etc.
- Assembly Hall with bleacher seating for school productions, lighting and sound box
In Year 7, 8 and 9 students we teach students fundamental drama physical and vocal skills. Students are taught stage configurations and stage positioning s well as specialist vocabulary embedded into their topics. Students also can perform texts and devise their own pieces. Students will complete a live theatre review towards the end of the year based on an extract from a digital performance. Year 9 students will be given a taster into practising GCSE such as studying a set text and devising which will help students decide if they would like to opt for GCSE drama. Skills taught in this subject are life transferable (i.e. communication, interaction, presence, and confidence) all skills required for employability. Students who enjoy drama can also opt for MET MASTERY drama and take part in smaller scale shows throughout the year.
Historically, students at MET have a successful pass rate at GCSE level. GCSE Drama is the AQA specification where students complete three components which are:
- C1 – Understanding drama (the written exam paper)
- C2 – Devising (devised group performance and 2500 word devised log)
- C3 – Texts in Practise (2 x extracts performed in front of and marked by a visiting external examiner)
Students need to watch digital and live performances. Students must have a passion for drama and the arts. Students must have the confidence and ability to perform in front of an audience. Students can participate in workshops with Bristol Old Vic, Bristol School of Acting and other practitioners as well as Post 16 links (i.e. ex-students have moved on to study at Mount View Theatre and Rose Bruford College as well as drama at University level.)
Whole School Productions
We are very proud of our reputable high-quality professional like whole school productions. We perform to sell out performances every year and perform for local primary, secondary schools and community organisations such as ‘Party In The Ponds’, Fishponds. Our shows feature in local media every year. Our casts consist of Year 7 – 11 who sing, dance and act.. We have approximately 60 cast and 20 crew. Students can also help backstage and front of house instead of performing. Our students choreograph and teach the dances as student leaders. Our students also have technical roles such as projection and lighting. We believe our whole school productions give students an insight into how drama and theatre is performed. Our set, costume and props are often cross curricular activities giving art and DT students the opportunity to create and contribute. Our production staff include:
Our annual Whole School Productions include
- 2014 Beauty and The Beast
- 2015 Mulan
- 2016 Lion King
- 2017 Hairspray
- 2018 Mary Poppins
- 2019 Sister Act
- 2022 Matilda
Some of our fun Met Mastery / Enrichment showcases:
Gangsta Granny, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Boy In The Dress, Charlie and The Chocolate factory, Aladdin, Annie and wea re currently rehearsing ‘Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations’ for easter 2022.
GCSE Shows / showcases include
Midsummer Night’s Dream, Blood Brothers, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado about Nothing, View from a Bridge