Drama

Head of Department:  Miss D Kelly

 

The Edexcel GCSE in Drama encourages students to:

 

  • develop a personal interest in why drama matters and be inspired, moved and changed by studying a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study

 

  • work imaginatively and creatively in collaborative contexts, generating, developing and communicating ideas

 

  • consider and explore the impact of social, historical and cultural influences on drama texts and activities

 

  • reflect on and evaluate their own work and the work of others

 

  • develop and demonstrate competence in a range of practical, creative and performance skills

 

  • develop a basis for their future role as active citizens in employment and society in general, as well as for the possible further study of drama

 

  • actively engage in the process of dramatic study in order to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.

 

CURRICULUM

Specification:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Drama/2009/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/UG030946_GCSE_Drama_Spec_2012.pdf

 

5 hours over a two week period.

 

 

Course Outline:

Unit 1 - 30%

  • Six-hour practical exploration.
  • Documentary response (recommended maximum 2000 words).

 

Unit 2 - 30%

  • Six-hour practical exploration of the play text.
  • Documentary response to practical exploration (recommended maximum 1000 words).
  • Documentary response to live theatre (recommended maximum 2000 words).

 

 

Unit 3 - 40%

  • Students will present their work as either performers or performance support students in a single performance to an examiner appointed by Edexcel.

 

 

ERVENTION AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Intervention takes place on a Friday after school.

 

All students will attend a trip to the Theatre as this is a requirement of the controlled assessment.

 

 

USEFUL WEBSITES

GCSE Bitesize:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zbckjxs

Address

 

Terling Road,

Wood Lane,

Dagenham

RM8 1JT

Phone

 

Tel: 0208 270 4242

Fax: 0208 595 4024

 

E-mail

 

office@allsaintsschool.co.uk

 

School hours

 

Monday to Friday

8.40am - 3.15pm