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Gosford High School

Gosford High School

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Drama is an elective subject for Year 9 and 10 students and can be chosen as an HSC subject for Year 11 and 12 students.

A student's capacity to create and express themselves through the arts is one of the central qualities that will provide success in the 21st Century.  Many recent studies show that Communication, Confidence, Creativity and Teamwork are some of the most sought-after skills in new employees!

Drama Develops

  • Self-confidence
  • Respect
  • Cooperation
  • Empathy 
  • Friendships 
  • Critical thinking
  • Listening skills
  • Thinking-on-the-spot
  • Self-esteem
  • Voice projection
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Imagination
  • Problem solving
  • Social skills
  • Public speaking
  • Communication
  • collaboration 
  • Time management 
  • Organisation 
  • An open mind 
  • Analytical thinking 
  • Critical and research skills 
  • The ability to cope with criticism and learn from it


In Stage Five Drama we study playbuilding, scripted drama, Shakespeare (including a class production for parents and guests), musical theatre, clowning, physical theatre, Australian gothic theatre and verbatim theatre. 

In Stage Six Drama we study improvisation, playbuilding, the elements of production (which involves a class production for parents and guests) and the individual project which can be selected from options in: design, monologue, video drama, script writing or critical analysis.