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In an increasingly competitive world, speech and communication skills are

becoming more important. Through studying Drama students gain a greater sense

of self-confidence and a greater capacity to express their opinions and beliefs to

others. Whether students wish to become professional actors or simply wish to

develop their speech and communication skills, the GCSE course in Drama will be

both stimulating and of great value in the world beyond education.

This course will appeal to those who are interested in both performing and the

technical side of theatre. It promotes students’ involvement in and enjoyment of

drama as performers, devisers, directors and designers and provides opportunities

for students to watch live theatre.


One Theatre trip in Year 10 followed by another in Year 11.


Further Education:

A level Drama & Theatre Studies, Drama School, Performing



: Drama, Drama and Theatre, Drama and Film, Drama and

Performance, Physical Theatre


Actor, designer, director, teacher, media, public sector


Year 10

Year 11

Introduction to Devising

Introduction to Practitioner

Introduction to Genre

Technical support from

Performing Arts Technician

Celebrity & monologue

T.I.E Fairytales project shown

to the local Primary Schools

Leadership opportunities –

Enrichment Days

Introduction to Unit 2 play

genre and playwright.

Introduction to Unit 3 –

practical exploration

Component One – Devised Practical

Performance (40%)

Students devise a practical

performance based on a theme and

linked with a practitioner or genre.

Groups between 2 & 5

Acting or design skill

Internally assessed and externally


Portfolio of supporting notes: creation

and development of ideas during the

rehearsal process. (750-900 words)

Written evaluation of their final

performance in controlled conditions.

Component 2: Performance from a Text


Students will perform an extract from

a published play.

Assessed by a visiting


Groups between 2 & 5

Acting or design skill

Component 3: Written Examination

(40%) 1 hour 30 minutes

Students will be assessed on their

ability to analyse one set text as an

actor, designer and director.

They will also need to write an

evaluation of a live production.