The boys are well aware of the value of Drama in providing transferable skills (in presentation and communication; resilience and confidence; creative thinking and teamwork) which are relevant in all careers from Law to Medicine, from Engineering to Business. Boys who study Drama (many of them up to A Level) go on to study a wide range of courses at universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Recent Drama students have taken up courses in Maths, Medicine, Law, English, Politics and History. The Department comprises three specialist teachers, one of whom is the Lead Teacher for Academic Drama, a Head of Performance Drama, and a Theatre Technician who provides expert support as well as overseeing set construction and prop-making for Drama lessons and School productions. The department also appoints annually a graduate Director-in-Residence who assists in all aspects of co-curricular Drama.
The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting covers a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. Students will learn and master financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts, VAT issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. This qualification further delivers software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.
This qualification comprises six mandatory units (390 guided learning hours). The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a business, finance or professional accountancy career or into further education.