Why study Drama?
In GCSE Drama you will play many parts in different imaginary situations and will have the opportunity to create your own work as well as look at plays written by other people. Drama is an ideal course if you want to study a subject that is both practical and creative.
You may have done some acting before or helped out backstage on a production. You will enjoy this course if you enjoy working as part of a team as Drama involves a lot of group work.
How will I be assessed?
GCSE Drama involves coursework and two final examinations:
40% Coursework (Y10) – You will work in a small group to share your ideas and create your own original piece of theatre. It may be based on the work of a drama practitioner or a specific theatre style. You will complete a portfolio of process evidence and an evaluation of the practical work focusing on your rehearsal process and the actual performance.
60% Examination (Y11). Your first exam will be a scripted drama performance to an examiner. You will have your own character and will learn the words before performing in costume to an audience. Previous exam plays have included Bouncers, What’s for Pudding?, The Hound of the Baskervilles and Stags and Hens.
The second exam is a written paper where you will write about your ideas for staging a performance of a script which we will study in class
Contact Mr A Hart in DR1 for more details.