Drumragh Integrated College

Drama Department

Staff Members: Mrs L Bell (HOD) 


  • To instil positive self-belief
  • To encourage self-confidence
  • To improve pupil group co-operation
  • To continue to develop acting and social skills


Key Stage 3

  • Drama is serious Fun
  • Theatre Skills, styles & Genre
  • What is Drama and theatre exploration
  • Study of Scripted drama text
  • Introduction to Practitioner & techniques
  • Drama & Careers

Throughout KS3 you will use the following skills which are embedded through Drama and theatre exploration:

  • Collaboration, Imagination, Creativity, Vocal reasoning, Evaluation, Analysis, Confidence, Empathy, Discipline, Problem Solving, Motivation and Commitment, Improvisation, Literacy, Focus, Culture, Challenge and Critical Thinking.
  • Drama is a practical subject where we enjoy “from page to stage”

Key Stage 4


CCEA GCSE in Drama

Component 1:

  • Devised Performance Controlled assessment
  • 30 hours
  • Devise and act (for at least 5 minutes) in a group performance
  • 15% and Complete a student log (20 marks) 10%
  • Total: 25%

Component 2:

  • Scripted Performance
  • Act in a group performance from a published play script
  • 35%

Component 3:

  • Knowledge and Understanding of Drama
  • External written examination
  • 40%

Key Stage 5


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts

Equivalent in size to one A Level.

  • 4 units, of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external.
  • Mandatory content (83%).
  • External assessment (58%).

Lunch Time Clubs / After College Clubs

  • Lunchtime exam revision and rehearsal
  • Lunchtime College Event rehearsals (when required)
  • Afterschool – Exam rehearsal and revision session for Year 1-14
  • After school College Event rehearsals

Extracurricular Activities / Trips

  • Industry Links – visiting theatre Companies attend school
  • Theatre Visits to encourage and develop live theatre exploration.