Senior - Drama

St. Francis’ College is very lucky to have dedicated Dance and Drama studios as well as a purpose built 300 seat Theatre which provide a truly inspirational environment in which to study Drama. All students in Years 7-9 have timetabled drama lessons.  Students can then choose to study Drama at GCSE and A Level.

There are two teachers in the department both of whom are subject specialists in different areas.  We also have a Theatre Technician who is responsible for our stage, lighting and sound design.  They are all passionate about drama and theatre.  We make it our policy to encourage all students to get involved with our extra-curricular performances whether it be as actor, stage manager or lighting and sound operators.

Skills taught in Years 7 - 9

  • Improvisation
  • Responding to text
  • Reading and understanding plays
  • Developing a theatrical awareness
  • Projecting the voice
  • Confidence and co-operation

In GCSE we focus on more advanced Theatre Skills

  • Devising theatre for a specific audience
  • Studying set texts in preparation for the written examination
  • Understanding how a theatre operates
  • Analysing live theatre

In A Level Theatre Studies, we study

  • The history of theatre
  • Major theatrical practitioners
  • Set texts
  • Acting from script and devising

Analysis of live theatre