GCSE Drama

(Optional)

Examination Subject Drama
Examination Qualification GCSE
Examination Board Edexcel
Tier of Entry Single

Course Content:                   

The Programme of Study will introduce students to:

Explorative strategies:

 

Still image

 

Narrating

 

Hot-seating

 

Thought-tracking

 

Cross-cutting

 

Forum theatre

Hot-seating

Marking the moment

The drama medium

 

The use of costume

The use of space and/or levels

The use of masks and/or make-up

The use of set and/or props

The use of sound and/or music

The use of voice

The use of lighting

The use of spoken language

The use of movement, mime and gesture

Qualification content A

The elements of drama

 

Action/plot/content

Forms

Climax/anti-climax

Rhythm/pace/tempo

Contrasts

Characterisation

Conventions

Symbols

Assessment of Course

Unit 1: 30%                 Exploration of theme – 6 assessed lessons

Unit 2 30%                 A study of a complete play text – 6 assessed lessons

Unit 3: 40%                 Performance exam

Controlled Assessment

10% of Unit 1 – Maximum 2000 word response to the 6 assessed lessons

10% of Unit 2 -Maximum 2000 word evaluation of a live theatre performance AND a maximum 1000 word response to the 6 assessed lessons

Unit 1 & 2 and all controlled assessment to be completed by January 31

Any other information about the course:

There will be a requirement for the student to be available for after-school rehearsals.

Further Information: See Ms Clarke

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