Welcome to the Drama Department

Departmental Courses
  • GCSE Drama

Welcome to the Drama and Theatre Studies Department at Poole High School. The aim of Drama in the curriculum is to provide opportunities for students to develop their confidence, personality and understanding of others, as well as give them an insight into the social, historical, cultural and political understanding of Drama and the world of theatre.

We have established links with the local community and regularly work alongside outside theatre companies and professional actors. There are opportunities for students to link with the Lighthouse, Arts University Bournemouth and other schools to help develop skills, both with acting and technical support.

During Key Stage 3, students have Drama once a fortnight. The primary aim is for students to learn about themselves and their role in the world around them. Students learn the basics of both scripted and devised work, whilst exploring issues that form links with both the PSHE and Citizenship curricula. Lessons focus on the importance of confidence, collaboration and creativity, and seek to give opportunities for speaking and listening practice.

Students also are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular to supplement their experience of Drama. ACTION Drama Club runs every Thursday after school. We also offer Bronze Arts Award to interested students.