North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

Post 16 Drama Update

Drama is a popular option choice for students at the Centre, students continue to develop their skills in communication, teamwork, presentation and performance, as well as thinking creatively; all skills that are highly valued by universities and employers alike. Employment in the UK within the creative industry is at a high with this industry being one of the biggest employers in the country. Studying drama and theatre studies requires students to analyse play texts and to research and develop their knowledge of playwrights, practitioners and the time period plays are set in, thus complementing subjects such as English and history.

All students studying AS drama and theatre studies have the opportunity to participate in The Bristol One Act Plays Festival, an annual event held at the Olympus Theatre, that enables students to perform to a large public audience. Our students are renowned for winning numerous trophies from Most Promising Actor to the overall Youth Award in this competition. The event is adjudicated by a theatre professional and the feedback students receive from them has greatly benefitted their AS Unit 2 grades.

Throughout the year we run a range of theatre visits and experiences from local community theatre like The Importance of Being Earnest at The Redgrave to visits to London to see War Horse.

All students at the North Bristol Post 16 Centre are welcome to audition for the whole school show, this annual production has proved to be a highly popular event running for 3 consecutive nights. It provides the opportunity for sixth form students to star in lead roles and work together in a fun and exciting way with main school students. Many Post 16 students make valuable contributions to the show by helping out behind the scenes or as front of house, often assisting in technical aspects and taking responsibility for lighting and sound. We are fortunate to have two very flexible performance spaces equipped with the latest sound and lighting equipment. We are incredibly proud of the successes of our Post 16 students both in school and the wider community.