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Performing Arts


The Performing Arts department at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community is responsible for teaching Drama throughout the school, providing courses in which the focus is firmly centred on practical work. Drama and Performing Arts is a popular choice of subject at GCSE where the practical exploration of drama is complemented by the study of important practitioners and performance theory.

The department continues to develop and maintain the vibrant theatre traditions of the school by means of an eclectic range of drama, musicals and plays.

Our recent productions include ‘Les Misérables’, ‘Under Milk Wood’ and most recently, ‘Grease The Musical’.

Studying performing arts, you will learn to:

  • Analytical thought
  • Speaking and listening skills
  • An understanding and appreciation of books, poetry, drama and other media;
  • An understanding of the contexts in which texts are written;
  • The pleasures of reading;
  • The power of the imagination;
  • The value of human relationships;
  • The nature of human experience;
  • Social, moral and ethical values.

Performing Arts / Music

Subject Leader
Mrs. S. Parry

Mr. P. Juliff

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"You need three things in the theatre -- the play, the actors and the audience, and each must give something. "

Kenneth Haigh

Why study Drama?

You will be taken on a theatrical journey that involves experimenting, researching, creating and performing covering a wide range of genres and techniques.

This is an opportunity for you as actors to perform your own devised theatre work, and for the technicians among you. You can further develop your technical skills including; lighting, sound and sound management.

GCSE Drama does not just develop a person’s appreciation and understanding of the subject, but it also develops a persons social and communication skills needed in the wider world.



Performing Arts at Ebbw Fawr encourages all students throughout both phases to participate in whole school productions. For the past few years, we have worked closely with our Primary Phase students and Coleg Gwent to create outstanding productions for the wider community, such productions include Les Misérables, Under Milk Wood and Grease the Musical.

Drama is taken by nearly all students at Key Stage 3. At Key Stage 4, we offer students as part of their option choices to choose Drama as a GCSE. 



The Performing Arts department has access to a wealth of school resources, including a dedicated suite of iMac Computers, Laptops, Chromebooks, DMX lighting rigs, musical instruments, props and theatre stage.

Pupils utilise a variety of these resources within their structured lessons, to help develop their ICT competency skills through the use of Performing Arts.

Parents, Carers & Students. Please visit our online resource libraries for revision content, tutor support, homework & more using Microsoft Teams for Education (or) access your work remotely using Home Access.

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