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Drama

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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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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.