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 Drama

Drama

We follow the Edexcel GCSE Drama specification, and students taking the subject can expect a course which is varied and stimulating as well as challenging. The specification tests a number of skills: besides acting ability students must demonstrate that they can research a role or topic, develop their ideas; work well in a group, manage their time effectively, reflect upon and evaluate their own work and that of others, and analyse performances. Because the course is so varied no two lessons are the same and homework's will be similarly diverse – writing up practical work, undertaking research, learning lines, finding props and costumes, and so on. Drama is not an easy GCSE, but it is extremely rewarding and students can expect to gain much in terms of self-confidence and teamwork skills, as well as developing their dramatic ability and understanding of theatre and performance. We attend as many theatre visits as we can these are usually in Doha after school.

Universities and employers look favorably upon students who can demonstrate a wide range of skills, and Drama can contribute much towards creating a ‘well-rounded individual’ for those who are prepared to work hard at it.