Drama

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  • Key Stage 3

    The key stage three schemes of work have been set up to develop pupils knowledge in areas of the performance industry. It allows them to explore dramatic techniques and strategies in order to create unique and imaginitive pieces of work. The schemes push independant learning aswell as support such skills as teamwork, problem solving and confidence.

    The pupils will learn a variety of genres and styles, ranging from Greek Theatre to Physical Theatre. This will lead them to having an exceptional knowledge within the subject area, and prepares them for the G.C.S.E.

      Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
    Year 7 Basic Skills Darkwood Manor Silent Movie
      Status & Improvisation Storytelling Stimuli
    Year 8 Shakespeare Physical Theatre Greek Theatre
      Staging Melodrama Stimuli
    Year 9 Craig and Bentley Berkoff 39 Steps
      Commedia dell'arte Scripts & Sketches Stimuli

     

  • Key Stage 4

    The Drama GCSE Edexcel Examination covers the following components:-

    Component 1: Devising

    40% of the qualification - 60 marks

    Content overview

    • Create and develop a devised piece from a stimulus (free choice for centre)
    • Performance of this devised piece of design realisation for this performance
    • Analyse and evaluate the devising process and performance
    • Performer or designer routes available
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    Component 2: Performance from Text

    20% of the qualification - 48 marks

    Content overview:

    • Students will either perform in and/or design for two key extracts from a performance text
    • Centre choice of performance text
    • Performer or designer routes available

     

    Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice

    Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

    40% of the qualification - 60 marks

    Content overview

    • Practical exploration and study of one complete performance text
    • Choice of eight performance texts
    • Living theatre evaluation - free choice of production

     

  • Key Stage 5

     

    Overview of our A Level specification

    Component Overview Assessment

    Component 1

    Devising

    40%

    Students devise a piece of theatre which they then perform.

    They will record the process in a portfolio

    Internally assessed and externally moderated

    Component 2

    Text in Performance

    20%

    Group performance from a performance text

    Perform a mono/duo from a different text

    Externally assessed by a visiting examiner

    Component 3

    Theatre makers in practice

    40%

    Three sections

    Sec A: Live Theatre Evaluation

    Sec B: Questions on a set text (choice from six texts)

    Sec c: Director's interpretation (choice from nine texts and eight practitioners)

    Exam

    2 hours 30 mins

     

  • School Productions

    We have a talented group of students who audition and take part in our fantastic school productions, these are always 'sell out' performances which receive good reviews from our audience.

    Click on the links on the right hand side of the screen to see photos from recent productions.