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  • Mrs S Jones (HOD)
  • Mr R Gray
  • Miss G Morrison

Key Stage 3 & 4 Overview

Drama is a fun, dynamic and creative experience at Lagan College. We aim to build and develop skills in confidence, working with others and self-management. Drama is a fantastic opportunity for students to get to know each other, learn how to work as a team by developing collaborative skills and engage with exciting topics. We explore a variety of stimuli to enthuse students and support a love of creating and performing Drama. Topics include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, drug abuse, citizenship and lots of devising! By the end of Year 10 students will be equipped with the essential Drama Toolkit in order to develop and refine their skills if they choose to develop their knowledge and skills by studying this subject at GCSE, Performing Arts or A-Level.

GCSE Drama

Drama at GCSE level engages students to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers.  The course nurtures and encourages enquiring minds as well as teaching students to be active citizens for their future in employment and society.

The aim of the CCEA course is to build on the knowledge, understanding and especially the practical performance skills and thinking skills developed at Key Stage 3.

There are 3 units:

  • Component 1: Devised Performance (Year 11)
  • Component 2: Scripted Performance (Year 12)
  • Component 3: Knowledge and Understanding of Drama (Blood Brothers)


WJEC Performing Arts Level 1/2 Technical Award:

Performing Arts offers an experience that focuses on applied learning. It allows you to acquire and apply knowledge, skills and understanding through purposeful tasks. Which are set in sector or subject contexts that have many of the characteristics of real work.

  • Unit 1: Performing
    • You will learn the skills and techniques needed to produce a successful performance of an existing work
  • Unit 2: Creating
    • You will learn how to create and refine your own original work in performing arts.
  • Unit 3: Performing Arts in Practice
    • You will learn about areas of the performing arts industry that need to be considered when responding to a commission.

Post 16 Study

WJEC A Level Drama and Theatre Studies

Students will extend their knowledge, skills and stage craft to create in depth drama and theatre for performing roles.  Students will have the opportunity to view live theatre in order to become informed critics.  Students will have a detailed understanding of three set plays. Students will study influential practitioners and the history of theatre is assessed in two written exams.

AS Level

  • Unit 1: Theatre Workshop
    • The creation, development and performance of a reinterpretation of a text.
  • Unit 2: Text in Theatre
    • A written exam based on Arthur Miller’s ‘A View from the Bridge’.


A Level

  • Unit 3: Text in Action
    • The creation, development and performance of a devised piece and a scripted performance.
  • Unit 4: Text in Performance
    • A written exam based on two set texts.

Extra-Curricular Activities

In the Drama department there are several ways that young people can get involved in extra-curricular Drama in the College. A landmark event of the school calendar year is the annual stage production. The College has produced past productions of Narnia, The Prince of Egypt and Clueless and will be gearing up for Showstoppers in October 2022.

The College also offers a Theatre Club where students have the opportunity to attend the Grand Opera House to see a variety of stage musical productions including Six, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Hairspray. In addition to this, the College engages with outside agencies and theatre companies to offer a range of workshops and backstage events during the year so that students have the opportunity to experience and enjoy the Performing Arts Industry.

Career Pathways

  • Actor
  • Arts administrator
  • Community arts worker
  • Choreographer
  • Composer
  • Dancer
  • Designer
  • Director
  • Drama / Music therapist
  • Front of house manager
  • Lighting / Sound technician
  • Musical Theatre Performer
  • Musician
  • Stage manager
  • Teacher