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How will Drama benefit my son or daughter?


Drama encourages the development of
  • creative, critical, imaginative and inventive thinking
  • disciplined working
  • the ability to work alone or in groups
  • self-motivation
  • being open to new experiences
  • oral communication
  • the ability to see things through to completion
  • the exploration of ideas


Drama is one of the top ten subjects chosen for study in Years 11 and 12. Approximately 20% of Year 12 students select Senior Drama. Drama students do well academically right across the range of subjects and research from the UK suggests they enjoy school more.

They don’t want to be an actor. Why should they do Drama?

What students learn in drama will help with many jobs:
  • speaking in public
  • working cooperatively
  • understanding spoken language and increasing vocabulary
  • presenting themselves confidently in many different situations
  • following timelines and meeting deadlines
  • revising and reworking material until it is the best it can be
  • understanding other people’s motivation
  • reading people’s body language.