Pupils & facilities at The Maelor School


Key Stage 4

GCSE Drama is an exciting course which encourages you to study Drama through a wide range of practical and creative activities. The course allows you to pursue your interests and develop your skills in a range of practical drama elements including acting, directing, costume, mask and technical design. The course also allows you to work to your strengths, giving you the freedom to choose both the content and style of your final presentation.

Working as part of a team you will develop your performance skills in improvisation, devising, physical theatre and script work. You will also have the opportunity to explore technical theatre and pursue your interests in theatre design through set design, make-up, costume, mask and puppetry.

The Drama department also takes advantage of the ample opportunities we have to see excellent professional theatre, with regular visits to see live productions provided as an exciting stimulus to your work. Students also regularly get to work with professional actors and theatre practitioners who are often invited into school to lead workshops with our GCSE and A Level classes. You are also encouraged to participate in national theatre initiatives such as The School Shakespeare Project, National Theatre Connections and the National Youth Theatre of Wales.

GCSE Drama enables you to study Drama at A Level.