GCSE Drama

60% Practical Assessment with Portfolio Work.
40% Written Examination

If you enjoyed Drama in Years 7, 8 and 9, and you want to gain a formal qualification in Drama and then make sure this is one of your options.
You will have the opportunity to work on a range of practical coursework areas which will include Devised and Scripted Work, Acting, Improvisation, Theatre in Education, Physical Theatre, Set, Props, Costume and Lighting.
You will have lots of opportunities to work in groups and work individually building on specific drama skills as well as confidence and practical presentation skills.

During the two years we will do internal and external practical assessments that will be of different contexts, genres and styles. To assist these performances we will also complete written portfolios to explain the process we have gone through in the devising, scripted and designing processes.
During the preparation process for the written examination we will study a play in detail and watch a live theatre performance. The examination will take 1 hour and 30 minutes which is made up of two different sections. The first section worth 30 marks will be on the play studied. The second section worth an additional 30 marks will be a theatre review on the theatre performance you have watched and evaluated.
To be successful in this course you will need to have a keen interest in drama, theatre and performance. You will be expected to be well organised and committed to working as part of a group as well as individually. You will need the confidence to perform in front of a live audience.

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