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Staff List and HOD Names

Ms D Birney - Head of Department

Ms K Mc Auley

Mr  D Bell

Ms A Trainor

Ms Deirdre Valley

Ms Grainne O Rawe

Mr Eamonn Trainor

Ms Ann Murray

Ms N Stitt

Aims of Department

The fundamental aim of Drama is to help pupils develop and use voice, movement, gesture and facial expression in a positive and confident manner. Using improvisation, mime, dance and acting pupils will develop personal and social skills, growing in both insight and understanding. Drama will provide pupils with an outlet for personal experience and creativity. In a controlled atmosphere pupils will learn essential team building skills and realise the personal benefits of co -operation.

Outline of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5

Key Stage 3

Pupils should have the opportunity to use dramatic skills appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and task. They should have the opportunity to:


  • Engage with a range of stimuli to develop critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Adopt a role.

  • Take part in improvisation.

  • Devise scripts and use drama forms and strategies effectively to explore and present ideas.

  • Experience live and recorded Drama and respond to a variety of texts.

  • Explore characterisation through use of masks, costume, props and electronic media.


KS4 (GCSE)  CCEA Specification

GCSE Drama is a linear qualification: students take all the assessment at the end of the course. The specification has three components:

  • Component 1: Devised Performance/25% GCSE

  • Component 2: Scripted Performance/35% GCSE

  • Component 3: Knowledge and Understanding of Drama/40 % GCSE

Career Opportunities

Teacher (Primary/Secondary), Drama Therapist, Actor/actress, Social worker, Stage manager, Arts administrator, Television production assistant, Radio presenter, Youth & community worker, Personnel manager, Journalist, Marketing manager, Charities administrator

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