Ethos of the Department

Drama gives students many transferable interpersonal skills. In many areas of industry students are likely to need the ability to work as part of a team and confidence to make presentations or to manage groups of people. It is therefore an extremely flexible course which has obvious benefits for those wishing to pursue Arts courses at University level but also has wider applications for all areas of employment.

The skills which will be developed through the subject include:

  • confidence
  • self-presentation
  • teamwork and collaboration
  • time management and organisational skills
  • self-awareness
  • self-discipline
  • an open mind and the ability to experiment with different ideas
  • communication skills
  • analytical, critical and research skills
  • the ability to cope with criticism and learn from it
  • stamina and perseverance

Teaching Staff

Mr Besford (Foundation Director of Drama)
Mrs Fitzsimons
Mrs Kelly

Key Facts

  • Drama is of great benefit to the personal, social and academic development of our pupils
  • There are frequent opportunities for performance both formal, and less formal
  • Students benefit from trips to nearby theatres and visits from professional theatre companies
  • The purpose-built 240 seat Elizabeth Theatre offers a well-equipped and flexible environment for performances
  • Enthusiastic and highly experienced staff
  • Major productions are staged jointly with WGHS