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This dynamic and exciting subject raises the curtain on a whole range of experiences as pupils are encouraged to get to grips with creating, experimenting and being innovative. During KS3, the pupils venture into the world of theatre, film, television and digital gaming. They are invited to challenge and discover through practical and physical activities, devising, improvising, scripting and performing not only to live audiences but world-wide on our Drama department's website.  Our excellent extra-curricular activities including film and drama clubs, theatre visits, seminars, master classes, public performances and national and international competitions. We offer opportunities to study and critically evaluate a wide variety of genres from Pantomime and Soap Operas to Digital gaming and Crime drama.  Everybody enjoys our annual trip to the Pantomime and our London trips to the Westend shows.  
We eagerly look forward to a time when we will be rehearsing and performing plays and musicals once again, past shows have included 'Les Miserables' and 'We Will Rock you' to name but a few.

Miss N Tudor - Head of Department

Mrs R Lloyd 

To contact a member of staff please email

Twitter: @YgbmDrama
Extra Activities:
  • Theatre Trips
  • Drama Club

“6th form drama lessons in Bro Morgannwg have been very inspirational for me over the years. By being a part of the school’s productions for example, the musicals and Christmas concerts, I have learnt new skills and had experiences that will stay with me forever. The Drama department offers many possibilities and experiences for us as 6th formers and this has been beneficial for me in many ways. The teachers have always been supportive and have made sure that we work to the best of our ability and for that I am very thankful. I have enjoyed being a part of the Drama department in Ysgol Y Fro and hope that future pupils have the same fulfilment that I did.”

Begw Rowlands

KS3 (Year 7-9)







Who am I? Pantomime  



Slave in the game



Midsummer Night’s Dream - Shakespeare



Soap Opera 



Grotowski Theatre 



Theatre in Education  



Hillsborough disaster – in the style of Theatre in Education



Crime drama 



A taste of the media 


KS4 (Year 10-11)


The Drama course should develop in candidates:

a) The capacity to understand the basic human experiences of role-taking and role-making. This will be achieved by means of group work.

b) An awareness of the elements that contribute towards the total effect of a dramatic presentation. c) An appreciation of dramatic presentation.

d) An enjoyment and an informed appreciation of dramatic presentations in the theatre and in other media.


Assessment Objectives

Candidates will be required to demonstrate their ability to:

a) Work with others to present a scene from a play.

b) Evaluate their own practical work and that of others.

c) Offer a personal response to dramatic presentations.

d) Understanding the dramatic qualities of the plays chosen to study.



The content of the drama syllabus consists of a range of practical work and the study of selected play texts. In addition visits to the theatre and the viewing of appropriate film and television plays are necessary for an understanding and appreciation of the performance.



Unit One – Devised Theatre (40%, 60 marks)

Assessed internally and moderated externally by WJEC.

Learners may perform or design;

• A devised performance based on a stimulus given by WJEC (5 - 14 minutes) using techniques of a Theatre practitioner or genre.

• Portfolio of additional evidence (750 - 900 words);

• Evaluation (1 hour 30 minutes)


Unit Two - Performance from a Text (20%, 60 marks)

External Assessment: Candidates will be assessed by a moderator visiting between February and May

Learners may perform or design;

Two excerpts of the same text assembled as one performance (5 - 14 minutes);


Unit Three - Interpreting Theatre (40%, 60 marks)

Written Examination 1½ hours One set text from a choice of five.

Review of a live performance AA1 (20%)

Create and develop ideas to articulate the meaning of a Theatrical performance AA2 (30%)

Apply Theatrical skills to achieve the artistic aims of a live performance AA3 (30%)

Show knowledge and understanding of how Drama and Theatre are developed and performed AA4 (20%)

Analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others.

KS5 (Year 12-13)

Subject Leader: Miss Nia Wyn Tudor
Examination Board: WJEC
Examinations: 40%
Coursework: 60%

Entry Requirements:

Although GCSE Drama is not essential, performing experience in and outside school is preferable as well as a broad interest in Theatre. You will be expected to take part in extra curricular activities and to visit the Theatre regularly.

What is Drama?

Drama and Theatre Studies is a lively and diverse course. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding of Drama and Theatre based skills. Candidates will study and perform extracts from plays; create and perform their own work and discuss plays and performances critically. You will become an able and confident performer with the skills to apply for Drama College or a Drama course at University.

What will I learn whilst studying Drama?

Candidates can choose acting or a technical skill. These are practical units based on texts. The candidate will study the whole play and perform a suitable extract. The candidate will also create a devised performance based on a specific theme. He/She will write the script, research and create characters and experiment to create an exciting piece of Theatre.

Course Content:

Unit 1 – Theatre Workshop

Unit 2 – Text in Theatre

Unit 3 – Text in Action

Unit 4 – Text in Performance

Possible Careers: Actor | Backstage career, such as make-up artist, costume designer, set designer, lighting and sound technician, directing | Theatre or television | Education | Law | Journalism | Presenter | Reporter | Director in Theatre or television | Speech Therapy | Social Worker

Link to the website of the course: