Drama Year 9
In the Autumn Term of Year 9, students who have initially opted for one of our courses follow a ‘Taster’ course. If they then choose to make a firm choice of a course, they will commence the full exam course in the Spring Term of Year 9.
Students are offered the choice of completing the GCSE Drama course or BTEC Level 2 First Diploma (Performance), working with the Dance department.
Drama GCSE - Year 9 Taster Course
Students will explore a Scheme of Work built around CSI (Crime Scene Investigation). Students will explore a crime through whole class role play, teacher in role and characterisation.
Year 9 GCSE
Students will now have made a firm option choice and will be starting foundation work for the Edexcel exam course.
- They will explore more of the explorative strategies in detail and depth.
- They will complete another ‘mock’ workshop based on a theme during which they will look at contrasting contents, attitudes to the subject presented by a range of authors and contrasting staging methods. They will complete documentary evidence to support this workshop.
- Students will develop a piece of theatre based around celebrity.
Resources will depend on the specifics of lesson content and will vary as individual teachers personalise units of work for their own groups.
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 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 andmay submit a monologue, duologue or group piece for each extract.
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.
Section A – Bringing texts
Section B – Live theatre
evaluation (students can
take in 500 words of notes)