Drama

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Type of course:   GCSE
 
How is the course assessed?
1 non examination assessment – practical exploration and performance with portfolio worth 30%
2 presenting and performing texts – practical performance 30%
1 written examination 1 hour 30 mins 40%
 
What topics/ units will you study?
 
Unit One – Learners will research and explore a stimulus, work collaboratively and create their own devised drama. 
Unit Two
Learners develop and apply theatrical skills in acting or design by presenting a showcase of two extracts from a performance text.
Unit Three -  
Learners will explore practically a performance text to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of drama. 
Learners will analyse and evaluate a live theatre performance.
 
Component One Component Two Component Three
Learners will research and
explore a stimulus, work
collaboratively and create their
own devised drama.
Devising drama
(01/02) 60 marks
Non-exam assessment

30%
of total
GCSE
Learners develop and apply
theatrical skills in acting or design by presenting a showcase of two extracts from a performance text.
Presenting and
performing texts
(03) 60 marks
Non-exam assessment
(Visiting examination)
30%
of total
GCSE
Learners will explore practically
a performance text to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of drama.
Learners will analyse and evaluate a live theatre performance.

Drama: Performance and
Response (04) 80 marks
Exam assessment
1 hour 30 minutes
(Written paper)
40%
of total
GCSE
Who would this course suit? What skills do you need?
 
Someone who can work co-operatively in a team and is keen to give up their free time to rehearse, enjoys performing, can work independently on research, is confident at performing, has an eye for what makes a good performance. 
 
What trips/ activities will you be involved in?
 
Several theatre trips linked in with theatre review study.
 
What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?
 
Actor, director, choreography, producer, presenter, teacher, lawyer, police officer, nurse. 
 
How will this course help you to get a job?
 
Confidence is built on each and every lesson which is essential to any job role. The course offers opportunities to work independently, in groups, pairs and as a whole class. Teamwork and co-operation is important in all aspects of work. The ability to sympathise and empathise with all people and situations is developed and embedded. To evaluate and analyse consistently and reflect on our actions in order to make improvements. 
 
Who can you speak to for more information or if you have any questions?
 
Mrs Brandariz Jones 3Da or Mrs Smith 1DR1
 
What do students who are currently studying this subject think
 
"I enjoy Drama and we have been looking at a lot of different techniques and practitioners.  I have enjoyed trying out new things including working on group work and monologues.  I was also part of Shakespeare Schools Festival and think that GCSE Drama has really helped me with my confidence."
Year 11 student