Croesyceiliog School Learning, Respect, Ambition



Drama Department

Acting Head of Department - Mr L Morgan

Croesyceiliog’s Drama Department has a long established and well-deserved reputation for producing work of a very high standard. Pupils in all years are encouraged to develop both performing and technical skills, making use of our two fully equipped drama studios.

Pupils in key stage 3 have one lesson per fortnight with the option of carrying on the subject at GCSE and A Level.

The emphasis in lower school is to give pupils a secure grounding in not only the subject but also some of the major essential skills required for other areas of study. Working together, communication and problem solving are all developed through the varied schemes of work including: mime, physical theatre, Greek Theatre, mask work, Shakespeare, radio drama, acting for television, scripted and improvised dramas and modern production techniques. We also develop literacy skills and prepare pupils for their Welsh Baccalaureate communication modules.

At GCSE and A Level students get the opportunity to further develop their skills and specialise in more technical areas of production including: directing, lighting, sound and make-up. As well as studying set texts, pupils are required to write original pieces of theatre as well as performing established plays for public performance.

The department also works closely with the Music and Art departments to produce an annual school production. Croesyceiliog School produces performances of high quality both on the main stage and through several studio productions.