Theatre, Speech & Drama
In addition to highly successful and enriching A level, GCSE, Key stage 3 and prep school delivery, the Drama department offers a wide range of co curricular opportunities. Involvement in these activities ensure students enriching experiences, development of key life skills in preparation for university and lots of fun.
In term 1 we run a Senior School Play which offers students from years 9 to 13 the chance to either perform on stage or help in the design and creation of costume, set, lighting and sound. This year’s production of Animal Farm will be performed in November 2016. Previous productions have included Arabian Nights and Olivia! The Musical.
In term 2 curriculum drama offers a series of work showcases with students involved in running all elements of the performance including costume, make-up, puppetry, set, lights, sound and front of house. Previous productions have included extracts from Alice in Wonderland, Blue Remembered Hills, Teechers, Shakers and multiple students devised pieces.
In term 3 junior students will take part in a ‘transition musical’ which offers year 6 a chance to join their future housemates in a large scale performance as part of the Epsom Edge performing arts festival. Previous productions included Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Epsom Edge Gallery Photos
Olivia! The Musical Gallery Photos
A Midsummer Night's Dream Gallery Photos
English Speaking Board
ECiM is currently the only school in Malaysia to offer these prestigious awards in Speech and Drama which are assessed by an examiner who visits from the UK. All prep school students receive the opportunity to prepare for their presentations and reading within specialist drama lessons and in the senior school the award is offered as a co curricular option and within the Academic English Programme. Results over the last two years have been outstanding with every participant achieving a merit or higher. In 2016 the first grade 6 and 8 (top levels) entrants achieved merits and distinctions with additional UCAS points which can contribute to university applications.
ECiM is the first ever school or education institution to hold a Theatresports™ license. In our co curricular group we meet weekly to play improvisation games, develop confidence and learn how to fail with style! This is a wonderful opportunity for beginners and more experienced competitors. Competition evenings are soon to become a regular feature of college life.
Epsom Edge Performing Arts Festival
2016 witnessed the first annual performing arts festival at the college. An impressive 70 plus acts combining our own students, visiting schools and professional performances took place on 2 days over 5 stages to celebrate the rich talent of our students. This is a unique opportunity for students and staff to come together and participate or view truly enriching drama, music and dance performances. 2017 looks set to be bigger and better!
Epsom Edge Gallery Photos