EPA Faculty



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SAS Miss S Adams Dance/Drama
RGD Ms R Goddard Drama
CHI Mrs C Hassani Head of Drama
MGN Mr M Grogan Head of Music
LJN Mrs L Jackson Art
DMN Miss D Morrison Head of Art
KPE Miss K Payne Art
WSK Mr W Stock Music/Head of Year 7


High School

At Key Stage 3:




At Key Stage 4:

Art & Design (Fine Art)
GCSE; Edexcel


GCSE; Edexcel


Music Technology
Level 2 Technical Award; NCFE

Sixth Form

Art & Design (Fine Art)
A-level; Pearson Edexcel

Art & Design
BTEC; Pearson Edexcel

Drama & Theatre Studies
A-level; Edexcel

A-level; OCR

Performing Arts (Dance)
BTEC; Pearson Edexcel

Extra-Curricular Activities


All Years

Independent Art Sessions (DMN)

In C23 every day except Fridays, 13:30-14:00

Vocalise (MGN)

In B2 on Mondays, 13:30-14:00

String Group (MGN)

In B2 on Wednesdays, 13:30-14:00

Years 7 & 8

Art Club (LJN)

In C22 on Wednesdays, 13:30-14:00

Drama Club (SAS)

In Drama Studio, 13.30-14.00

Birchwood Singers (MGN)

In B2 on Thursdays, 13:30-14:00

Dance Club (SAS)

In the Dance Studio on Thursdays, 13:30-14:00

Years 10 & 11

GCSE Dance rehearsals (SAS)

In the Dance Studio Monday to Thursday Lunchtimes, 13.30-14.00 (selected groups)

After school

All Years

Orchestra (WSK)

In B2 on Wednesdays, 15:30-16:20

Jazz Band (MGN)

In B2 on Fridays, 15:30-16:15

Years 10 & 11

GCSE Drama Clinic and GSCE Rehearsals (CHI)

In Drama Studio, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 15.30-16.30

Years 11, 12 & 13

Year 11, 12 and 13, selected groups Dance (SAS)

In the Dance Studio on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 15.30-16.30

Year 12

Dance Festival Rehearsals (SAS)

In the Dance Studio on Thursdays, 15.30-17.00

Subject Support



After school

Years 9-13

Art Workshop (DMN/KPE)

In C23 on Mondays, 15:30-17:00

Year 11

Music Coursework catch-up (MGN)

In B1 on Mondays, 15:30-16:30

Dance Support (SAS)

In the Dance Studio on Wednesdays, 15:30-16:30


Young Musician of the Year

Young Musician of the Year

Tickets are now available for Birchwood's Young Musician of the Year from the Finance Office. Please see attached poster for details.

Year 11 Art Exhibition

Year 11 Art Exhibition takes place Tuesday 22 January, in the Library 16.00-19.00.

Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you. Tea and coffee will also be available during the evening.

Christmas Tree Ornament Workshop

Christmas Tree Ornament Workshop

The Art Department are raising funds for the PSFA by holding a Christmas tree ornament workshop in C23 on the following lunchtimes in December:

  • Monday 3 December
  • Monday 10 December
  • Monday 17 December
  • Wednesday 12 December
  • Wednesday 19 December

The workshop is open to all students and cost £1.00 per student.