The Drama course is in three sections:
A. Devising Drama : divided into two areas to be completed in Y10
B. Presenting and Performing Texts
You will perform two extracts from a script before a vising examiner. There will be a wide choice of scripts available and you will work in a group of between 3 and 5. You will read and explore the whole script then choose two 20 minute excerpts to explore in detail. When you have done this you will select two 1015 minute sections of your 20 minute excerpts to learn and perform.
C. Performance and Response (written paper)
Section A : You will explore a chosen set text using practical skills learnt throughout the course and will sit a written paper based on your text.
Section B : You will be taken to see a play at the theatre and will write a review of an aspect of the performance.
The majority of the course will be practical acting and you will develop work ranging from collaborating to produce an exciting piece of devised drama to an in depth understanding of a variety of scripts and performances so you can interpret and perform to a very high standard. This means you will need the following:
Devising Drama 30% of the total marks
Presenting and Performing Texts 30% of the total marks
Performance and Response (formal exam) 40% of the total marks
Please contact: L.Potente on firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an academic course which nevertheless gives pupils an outlet to explore themes and feelings in a practical way both in creating their own drama and in the study and performance of published work. There is a considerable amount of written work which carries a greater weighting than the performance elements so failure to stick to strict timeframes and deadlines will result in disappointing grades. There is also a small financial commitment as pupils have to experience live theatre and though this is subsidised to a certain degree there will still be an expectation of a contribution to costs.
“Drama is great, we get to do loads of practical work.”
“It’s fun but it’s quite hard you need to realise there’s lots of written work”
“It’s different from other subjects because you have to use your imagination to make your own ideas into performance”
“There’s a nice atmosphere in the lessons because we’re all working together and appreciating each other’s work”