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Drama Year 11

GCSE Drama

Students learn to use the necessary explorative strategies, drama elements and drama medium in order to create theatrically effective pieces of work.

The course comprises of three units:

Unit 1: Drama Exploration: 30%

  • A workshop in response to given stimuli, supported by documentary evidence. This unit will take place immediately following half-term in the Autumn term of Year11. It is assessed by the class teacher and externally moderated.
  • Unit 2: Exploring Play Texts: 30%
  • A workshop which explores a substantial play, supported by documentary evidence. This unit will take place in the Summer term of Year10. It is assessed by the class teacher and externally moderated
  • Students must also experience live theatre as a member of an audience and complete a written critical review. Visits to performances will be arranged throughout the course but the formal evaluation will be completed in Year 10.
  • All documentary evidence must be completed under controlled conditions i.e. within lesson times and only with the drama teacher.

Unit 3: Drama Performance: 40%

  • Students devise a substantial piece of theatre in response to a given stimulus provided by Edexcel.  The devising and rehearsal for this unit will take place from the end of the Autumn Term in Year 11 and the exam will take place in April / May. The performance is marked by an external examiner.
  • In Year 11 students will complete the following units of work:
  • Personalised lessons to address strengths and weaknesses identified after end of Year 10 exam pieces. Lessons will focus on characterization, staging, stage business, movement, dialogue, vocal quality
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  • Exam: unit 1: Drama exploration supported by documentary evidence
  • Devising and rehearsing of a piece of theatre to be examined as unit 3.

Exam: unit 3:  The devising, rehearsing and performing of a piece of theatre in response to a stimulus set by the Edexcel Exam Board.

All Key Stage 4 students are expected to make a commitment to rehearse outside of lesson times.  They are also required to participate in theatre visits during the course.

All students are expected to make a commitment to rehearse outside of lesson times. They are also required to participate in theatre visits during the courses.





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