GSO Test

Drama

Head of department: Mrs E Hallamore                   Other teaching staff:

For any questions email: ehallamore@stmcomprehensive.org

KS3

KS3 students study Drama once a week (Year 7 students as part of a rotation). The practical lessons enable students to learn important transferable skills including working in a group, leadership, public speaking, confidence, empathy, resilience, creative thinking, effective communication and time-management. In Year 8 students develop their analytical and evaluative skills further by completing written tasks in preparation for the GCSE course.

KS3 Time plans             NC document

GCSE

Students should have an interest in working in a creative way to present ideas in a dramatic form for an audience. An enthusiasm for theatre and the varied design aspects of theatrical production is desirable. Students must be prepared to take responsibility for working with a group towards a final performance, using their organisation and communication skills. It is vital that students are confident in performing in front of an audience. Students must also be able to document their practical work and keep a detailed and specific written account of their practical development.

KS4 Time plans           Drama GCSE Spec

Extra-Curricular opportunities

  • GCSE Theatre Trip
  • KS3 Pantomime Trip
  • KS3 Drama Club

Career Opportunities

If you are interested in Drama then think about a career in….

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Theatre Producer
  • Theatre Critic
  • Playwrighting
  • Theatre Management
  • Stage Management
  • Set-Design
  • Costume-Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Designer
  • Puppeteering
  • Arts Administrator
  • Barrister
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Television Presenter