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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

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:

Component 1

Devising

40% of qualification

Students explore stimuli in a group, developing ideas, rehearsing and refining

these to create a devised piece of theatre for an assessed performance

Students record the creation and development process of this group

performance in a portfolio and evaluate their contribution to the process and the performance.

Component 2

Performance from text

20% of qualification

Students explore two extracts from one play text.  They create a performance from the text,

rehearsing and refining their performance/design realisations for an assessed performance.

Students participate as a designer/performer and may submit a monologue, duologue or group piece for each extract.

Component 3

Theatre Makers in Practice

40% of qualification

Students practically explore a chosen set Text, DNA

Students are audience members for a live performance.

They practice responding to questions for both sections in examination conditions.

Written examination:

Section A – Bringing texts to life

Section B – Live theatre evaluation (students can take in 500 words of notes)

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 course.