GCSE Drama


Event: GCSE Drama


Based at our Conway Centres: Anglesey we have an excellent range of facilities for both the Performing and Visual Arts. We offer high quality education aimed at encouraging creativity, providing opportunity & raising attainment.

The Drama GCSE weekend is an exciting 3-day course aimed at Year 10 or 11 pupils from a variety of schools across the UK. Weekend courses will involve students working with a range of theatre professionals and utilising their skills to deliver unique programmes, giving students the opportunity to network with like-minded people.

Students will be introduced to the tutors and the associated learning on Friday evening, before taking part in carefully planned workshops throughout the weekend, with different drama practitioners. The residential weekend is led by Daniel Cambridge, who has a long association with the Conway Centre, has worked with many theatre companies and educational establishments, and alongside carefully selected theatre and teacher practitioners, will guide students though an array of experiences designed to unpack stimulus material, develop structure and improvisation techniques, and refine material through (for examples) immersive set design, creating dialogue, narrative-led movement and physical theatre.

Tutors for 2023/2024 include Lindsey Brocklebank, Grace Goulding, Dan Meigh and Chris Tomlinson.

Desired Outcomes
  • Introduce a wide variety of theatre techniques and expertise from professional directors, lighting technicians, stage designers, musicians, writers and actors.
  • Develop competence in a range of practical, creative and performance skills which will positively impact on the pupil’s achievement at GCSE.
  • Excellent Professional Development for students & staff



Schools arrive from 4.30pm - Welcome and Induction, Rooms allocation 
5.30pm - 6.00pm - Evening Meal    
7.00pm – 9.30pm - Session 1 – the tutor will allocate a break at a convenient point during this session  All students working in Main Hall, meet tutors and complete. Introductory Workshop; Focus and Creativity in Practice     
9.30pm - Students to Social Spaces and School staff to supervise bedtime 
8.30am - Breakfast
9.30am – 12.00pm - Session 2; Daniel Cambridge, Creating Dialogue OR Lindsey Brocklebank, Narrative-led, Movement OR Dan Meigh, Physical Theatre 

12.30pm  - Lunch 
1.30pm – 3.30pm - Session  3; Daniel Cambridge, Creating Dialogue OR Lindsey Brocklebank, Narrative-led
Movement OR Dan Meigh, Physical Theatre 
4.00pm – 6.00pm - Session 4; Daniel Cambridge, Creating Dialogue OR Lindsey Brocklebank, Narrative-led, Movement OR Dan Meigh, Physical Theatre   

6.00pm - Evening Meal   
7.30pm – 8.45pm - Session 5; Continue with Tutor from Session 4, develop piece to share 
8.45pm – 9.30pm - Session 6; Shared Performance and Review 
9.30pm - Students to social spaces and school staff to supervise bedtime
8.30am - Breakfast   
9.30am – 12.00pm          
Session 7; The tutor will allocate a break at a convenient point during this session and the final pieces will be shared in the group. A tutor brings a new stimulus and sets the group off with the task of creating a short piece using elements from each of the workshops from the weekend, working in small groups within the group for 30 minutes with
each tutor. The tutors move to the next group, the stimulus stays the same, and the new tutor helps to build on what the previous tutor has worked on. This session will be energetic, fast-paced to encourage
generating material with support to produce something using the skills from the weekend, possibly inspired by the previous workshops: students will be
encouraged to think on their feet, the focus is on them.
12.30pm - Lunch 
1.30pm - Groups depart  
What's included:
  • 2-nights’ accommodation.
  • Full board basis
  • Activity sessions with clear learning outcomes to each session.
  • Expert guidance from experienced and industry leads in creating performance material from a single starting point. 
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24th - 26th January 2025 £208 + VAT per person
7th - 9th February 2025 £208 + VAT per person
7th - 9th March 2025 £228 + VAT per person