Doing the final performance was the most fun I've ever had in an exam!
Creative, outgoing and enthusiastic students. Students thinking about Drama and Theatre Studies as an option at Key Stage 5.
GCSE Drama is a continuation and development of Drama at key stage 3. It is split into 3 units: Devised Performance, Performing from Text and a Written Examination.
Students will take part in a range of learning activities including: practical workshops exploring how to create and perform drama, the study of a set Drama text and independent group work in order to create a devised performance. Students will also undertake a practical examination where they will be required to rehearse and perform a script.
Unit 1: Devised Performance (60% of course)- Internally assessed and externally verified. Includes a 15 minute performance and 1500 word written supporting coursework.
Unit 2: Performance from Text (20% of course)- Observed and marked by a visiting examiner.
Unit 3: Written Examination (20% of course)- Completed during summer exam period under full exam conditions and marked externally.
Opportunities for theatre visits and workshops with professional actors and directors will be provided during the course. School productions and drama groups run throughout the year.
Media Studies, English, History, Art, Music, Dance, Graphics and ICT.
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