Performing Arts

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being
Oscar Wilde
Irish poet and playwright
Emma O'Prey - Head of Performing Arts
Miss E O'Prey
Head of Performing Arts

Drama is…..

Part of our culture

An entitlement in Education

Builds on and develops creativity

Develops confidence & communication skills

Fosters MAKERS of art not just RECEIVERS of it.

Has huge inter-disciplinary potential

Enhances social and negotiation skills

The Drama and Theatre courses at both GCSE and A Level will foster a wide range of extremely important skills: Endurance, motivation, self-confidence, listening & observational skills, critical thinking, teamwork, curiosity, self-discipline, time management, courage, reliability, enthusiasm, resourcefulness, leadership, spontaneity, a sense of wonder, a sense of humour, persistence, compassion, humility…

“For me, A-level drama is what made me fall in love with the subject. I have gained a huge boost in confidence when it comes to performing and in my own abilities thanks to the subject. Additionally, through studying drama I have developed stronger bonds with my peers and I really felt as if there was a strong sense of community within my classes. This sense of companionship was only enforced when working in my devised group. Moreover, the theory side of the course, is something which fascinated me. It allowed me to gain a further understanding of what actually went into producing a piece of theatre, from costume design to directing.”
Carys, Former A Level Drama Student

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