KS4 Drama

GCSE DRAMA

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

GCSE Drama is a course that is designed to improve confidence and develop essential skills, such as  group work, communication and problem solving.

The subject content for GCSE Drama is divided into three components:

WHAT THE COURSE INVOLVES

Component 1: Understanding Drama (Exam)

  • Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre
  • Study of one set play from a choice of six
  • Analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers

How it’s assessed –          Written exam: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Open book

80 marks 40% of GCSE

Component 2: Devising Drama (Practical)

  • Process of creating devised drama
  • Performance of devised drama (students may contribute as performer or designer)
  • Analysis and evaluation

How it’s assessed – Devising log (60 marks)

Devised performance (20 marks)

80 marks in total 40% of GCSE

Component 3: Texts in Practice (Practical)

  • Performance of two extracts from one play (students may contribute as performer or designer) Free choice of play but it must contrast with the set play chosen for Component 1.

How it’s assessed – Performance of Extract 1 (20 marks) and Extract 2 (20 marks)

40 marks in total 20% of GCSE