Lights, camera, action: Purbeck!

Taught in large purpose built state of the art studio spaces, Drama is a thriving and exciting subject.  Studios are flexible performance spaces where the only limits for performance are the bounds of the mind and imagination.  Our studios are fully equipped with professional lighting and sound equipment; media suites also offer students the opportunity to incorporate multimedia into their performance work.

Delivered by specialist teachers, it is our aim that all students will share Purbeck’s passion for performance.  Energy, challenge and creativity are at the heart of the subject.  Students work alongside their teachers developing confidence, performance skills and a whole host of invaluable communication and life skills, such as leadership and time management.  Drama helps every student to develop a range of life long skills.



Many students select Drama at GCSE, enjoying the subject’s mixture of theory and practical work.  The focus at KS4 is on acquiring the skills required for production and performance.  Practical exploration of both scripted and devised work is a key element in understanding these skills and students learn how drama is created, including the acting and staging skills required to put a piece of drama on the stage.  Students explore themes, ideas and plays in a practical way and will be required to perform in a play or contribute a design element to a production such as lighting, costume or sound.  The written element of the work reflects on the practical work undertaken and students are also required to write an evaluation of a live performance.  Students are given the chance to attend at least one trip to experience live theatre and are encouraged to independently see more work to help them develop their interest and skills.

GCSE Drama specification: https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Drama/2016/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/gcse_drama_spec_L1_L2.pdf



Useful links

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/drama/ – Useful for current Yr11 and Yr10 students following GCSE Drama.

www.monologuearchive.com/ – A good starting point for KS5 students looking for a monologue for Unit 2 Part A as well as students taking LAMDA examinations.


Latest News

Picture of Mindset Youth Theatre thumbnail

Mindset Youth Theatre

Mindset Youth Theatre A drama company that believes mindset is everything! Starts 27th January Every Monday @ The Purbeck School, Wareham Age 4-7 (3.45-4.30pm) Age 8-12 (4.30-5.30pm) Age 13-16 (5.30-6.30pm) Contact kashton85@live.co.uk or visit fb.me/mindfulyouththeatre

Picture of High School musical thumbnail

High School Musical

We would like to congratulate students on what was another fantastic Purbeck School production. CAST TROY BOLTON……….Freddie Lovell CHAD  DANFORTH……….Ethan Barnes ZEKE BAYLOR……….Thomas Newman COACH BOLTON……….Matthew Taylor GABRIELLA MONTEZ……….Ellie Webster TAYLOR MCKESSIE……….Michaela Barry MARTHA COX……….Amber Spoor KRATNOFF……….Arthur Turnock SHARPAY EVANS……….Millie Brown RYAN EVANS……….Rylan Stafford JACK SCOTT……….Finn

Read More

Picture of High School Musical thumbnail

The amazing ‘High School Musical’

Well done to The Purbeck School students who starred in the fantastic school show ‘High School Musical’. Over 300 people over 2 nights packed in the school hall to watch this modern day love story. Here are some pictures below – a fuller write up will

Read More

Picture of High School Musical thumbnail

High School Musical

The Purbeck School production of Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th November 2019 The Purbeck Hall – 7pm Tickets: £8 Adults and £5 children/OAPs Tickets will be on sale from the main reception from 7th October.  They will also be available to purchase at the Open Evening

Read More