What will I learn?
GCSE Drama is an exciting opportunity to explore the subject from a range of perspectives by:
- creating your own original performance work
- performing the work of published playwrights
- as theatre reviewers, developing your own thoughts on what makes drama and theatre successful
- as creative artists building and bringing a character to life through exploration and rehearsal.
How will I be assessed?
The course is made up of three units:
60% Non-exam assessments
Unit 1 – Devising Drama; creating your own piece of original Drama using a given starting point.
Unit 2 – Text Performance; the study and performance of extracts of a script. Both of these units are supported with a written portfolio.
40% Exam assessment
Unit 3- Written exam 1hr 30mins; The exam will assess your knowledge
and understanding of a further script. You will also review a performance you have seen during the course.
Are there any entry requirements?
No, but an interest in performing is key as you will be assessed on your performance skills in your practical work. Your teacher will have a 1-1 conversation with you about this prior to the course starting if necessary.
Where could it lead?
A-level in Drama and Theatre Studies. University study or Drama School progression routes, with possible careers in: Acting, broadcasting, theatre production, theatre and stage management, special effects, teaching.
What would complement this course?
GCSE Dance, Music, English.
Do you have a question about this course? Email the Head of Department