The Drama Department envisions a world transformed through the power of Art and Theatre. We strive to make this vision a reality by equipping our students with thinking skills and personal capabilities. Our programme of study for Key Stage 3 enables students to gain an insight into an ever-evolving industry by providing the opportunity to study both the performance and production elements of the subject. Students will use voice, movement, gesture and facial expression in a creative and confident way to encourage self-expression and self-confidence. Through the methods of improvisation, acting, mime, set design and script writing, students will develop their ability to communicate, empathise, collaborate and use their imagination.
Aims of the Drama Department:
Drama aims to encourage students to:
KS3 Drama Club
Open to all budding performers from KS3, Drama club offers our students the opportunity to explore a variety of performance styles and genres, ranging from Commedia dell’arte to Musical Theatre. Students will develop their performance, communication and teamwork skills in a fun and safe environment.
This pupil-led initiative brings Musical lovers together to rehearse, devise and perform their favourite ensemble pieces from a range of Musical Theatre productions. Pupils meet weekly at lunch to share their ideas and performances.
As part of our Drama studies, we encourage the students to support local artists, theatre companies and the work of the OLC.
In supporting our community we deepen our bonds, share experiences and learn from each other. Thank you to all who have shared their expertise so far. We look forward to welcoming you to our school in the near future.
Sister Act is a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship. Our wonderful cast featured students from Loreto Grammar School, Christian Brothers Grammar School and Omagh Academy and certainly genuine friendships blossomed throughout our rehearsals. The entire cast were a pleasure to work with and their dedication, enthusiasm, work ethic, joy and passion was truly remarkable to behold.
Read the fantastic reviews which appeared in the local press following this performance!
Pupils follow the CCEA GCSE Drama specification. Throughout their studies we motivate and inspire students to build and showcase their competence in a range of creative, practical and performance skills.
Students have the opportunity to select a pathway- performance or design. Students work collaboratively and creatively as they generate ideas, devise their own performances and explore the social, historical and cultural influence on both set drama texts and activities.
By studying both theoretical and practical elements, students develop their critical thinking skills, confidence, communication and are become independent learners.
GCSE Drama Course Overview- Please see attached.
CCEA GCSE Drama Overview
As an essential part of the course, pupils will visit Theatres to watch a variety of productions. This will help them develop their own skills and to prepare for Component 3 where they will apply performance/design elements from a production they have seen to their set text.
Our GCSE Drama class had a wonderful time at ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ production by Bardic Theatre, Donaghmore.
Actor/Actress, Stage Manager, Arts Administrator, Drama Teacher, Drama Therapist, Script Writer, Television production, Social worker, Journalism, Radio presenter, Blogger, Vlogger, Costume designer, Public Relations Manager, Marketing, Director, Film Producer.
Expression of Interest to join Post 16 at Loreto in September 2024 (For external students):