Course Description

Drama is a social artistic expression which enables understudies to work imaginatively together, trying different things with thoughts and tackling issues. Understudies apply thinking abilities inside commonsense settings. These abilities, alongside adaptability, sympathy and hazard taking, are both fundamental to Drama practice and perceived as essentially imperative in the working environment and for the duration of grown-up life.

Skills practised in Drama, students will learn co-operation, confidence and effective communication.

The Drama Exams

UnitTypeDateRequiredWeighting
1 DevisingEnd of term: DecGroup piece
Portfolio
40%
2 Performance Late March2 Performance
pieces each
20%
3WrittenMay‘An Inspector Calls’
Notes on live
Performance
40%

Performance exam

A visiting examiner marks these.

You must produce 2 performance extracts from the same play.

They can be monologues, duologues, group pieces or a combination of the above. You can play the same or different characters in both.

Timings: Mono –  min 2 minutes, max 3 minutes

                Duo –  min 3 minutes, max 5 minutes

For each extract you perform you will have to write a brief explanation of your intentions in your performance which is sent to the examiner. This need only be 100 – 200 words for each extract.

The plays we will choose from will be:

‘Absent Friends’, ‘The Dumb Waiter’, ‘Living with Lady Macbeth, ‘Burying my Brother Under the Pavement’ and ‘The Spidermen’.

Key Dates for GCSE Drama

JanMock Exams 3-18 Jan
JanMock Exam Results - 30 Jan
FebParents’ Evening - 7 Feb
24th FebLines to be learnt for C2 performances
MarchComponent 2- performance exam (date tbc)
MayWritten exam
AugustGCSE Results

Revision Sessions

Revision sessions will run on Wednesdays from 3pm until 4pm starting after February half term in 2019.

Revising for the Written Exam

Resources

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