Ms Marlene Scullion (Head of Department)
Mr Edmund Cowan
Mrs Patricia Hanlon
Ms Anne McGowan
Mrs Medbh Davey
Mrs Elena McCausland
Key Stage 3
Drama at Key Stage 3 aims primarily at helping the students develop personal
and communication skills. They are encouraged to become involved with others,
to discuss, experiment, problem-solve and perform. Students are introduced to
basic acting, design and directorial techniques. The Junior Drama Festival
provides an opportunity for each year group to display these skills and to
compete for its year cup.
Key Stage 4
The College offers students the option to study Drama at G.C.S.E. The course
encourages an awareness of self and mutual respect in a dramatic context and
promotes appreciation and enjoyment of the drama process. Integral to the
course is an exploration and understanding of dramatic texts.
Students may choose to study Drama and Theatre Studies at ‘AS’ Level and at 'A'
Level. The course provides an opportunity to study plays from the point of view
of a director, designer, performer and critic. It enables students to acquire a
greater knowledge and understanding of the language of drama and theatre as well
as to develop their performing and analytical skills.
This qualification can be
used as part of the entry requirement into other subject areas and by those
wishing to pursue any career that involves communication and people-orientated
The College has long enjoyed the reputation of being a centre of dramatic
excellence. We view the College production as a whole school celebration of our
talents and choose material that both enables and challenges our students.
Previous productions include "As You Like It", "The
Crucible", "Fiddler on the Roof", "The Mikado", “Kiss
Me Kate” and “Dancing at Lughnasa “
recent production was “The Boyfriend”.