Ms L Peace (Head of Department)
Drama at Key Stage 3:
Drama is a life skill and a creative art form. It helps pupils develop their ability to use voice, movement, gesture and facial expression in acting, mime, dance drama and improvisation. They can express and manage their thoughts and feelings - shared and experienced - while working in a safe and controlled environment. The development of these skills encourages self confidence and self awareness. It promotes the development of the individual in a group context: roles and ideas are negotiated, problems solved and decisions made together. The study of drama enables students to use their imagination; it encourages creativity and allows young people to work effectively individually and with others.
The Northern Ireland Curriculum aims to empower pupils to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives. It is about helping all pupils prepare for life and work: as individuals; as contributors to society; as contributors to the economy and environment. Drama has a significant role to play in this.
Drama at Key Stage 4:
GCSE Drama is being introduced in the college in September 2014. This course will follow the CCEA Specification.