Amelie Forbes (Drama and Theatre A Level)

Case Study

During my time in the Godalming drama department, I grew so much, both as a performer and as a person. Studying Drama and Theatre Studies A Level has allowed me to develop my analytical and writing skills, as well as greatly improving the depth and detail of my practical work. I have also been given lots of incredible opportunities with Class Action – in the form of productions, workshops, Q&As and more!

One thing I really benefitted from was the drama and dance schools auditions course that took place on Friday mornings over several weeks in my first year at Godalming. This course involved learning about the audition process, doing research into well-known drama schools, being given advice on how to be successful, developing a monologue I could use when auditioning the following year, doing a mock audition and interview at the end and getting feedback on this. Lots were going on in lockdown too, including the Living Newspaper. The Living Newspaper was created and run by students, live-streamed on YouTube each week. In this, I was able to do writing, directing and performing. I really enjoyed this because I was able to explore the skills and interests I have beyond performing. Overall, doing drama at Godalming has taught me to take risks and to throw myself into everything I do, which has majorly boosted my confidence, transformed me as a performer, and has played a massive part in me getting into drama school!

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