During the last term, we have had a number of high-quality exam performances for the Performing Arts and Drama qualifications.

Students have been using the facilities at the UTC to stage a range of plays and devised pieces that draw from different theatrical styles and practitioners. Highlights include a staging of Metamorphosis using physical theatre and Berkovian acting techniques, as well as a devised piece of work that drew inspiration from Carol Churchill’s Far Away, in which students explored the idea of consumerism through Brechtian practice. We were also delighted that the CTEC Performing Arts students all achieved distinctions from OCR in their work on devising an interpretation of Berkoff’s ‘Greek’ which focused on the idea of rebellion and the futility of fighting against the roles we play within the class system.