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Drama

Studying Drama requires emotional maturity and gives pupils a deep understanding of themselves,  because it involves using not only their voices and bodies but also emotions and creativity, it is able to engender a deep sense of self-esteem.  It also requires a great deal of peer trust, and so it plays an important role in teaching communication, listening and empathy skills.  Studying Drama is demanding and teaches pupils that success only comes from hard work.  The skills that are learnt by studying Drama are invaluable in later life.  For example, being able to speak and present confidently in front of people, and the skill of planning that is required in any production are useful in many careers.

How are the topics/units structured?

Component 1 - Exploring the Performing Arts

Written piece of coursework looking at three different professional works in contrasting theatrical styles.  Worth 30% of the course and it is internally assessed.

Component 2 - Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts

Written course work and a two minute replication piece of professional work. (This component is mostly practical). Worth 30% of the course and it is internally assessed.

Component 3 - Performing to a Brief

Split into four exams, three written logs and one practical exam which must be completed in a group and last for approximately 7-10 minutes. Worth 30% of the course and it is externally assessed.

How will pupils be assessed?

Component 1 - Exploring the Performing Arts

  • Study three performances in contrasting styles relating to their pathway
  • Explore performance styles, creative intentions and purpose
  • Investigate how practitioners create and influence what’s performed
  • Discover performance roles, skills, techniques and processes

Component 2 Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts

  • Take part in workshops, classes and rehearsals
  • Improve physical, interpretive, vocal and rehearsal skills
  • Perform an extract from an existing piece of work
  • Reflect of their progress, their performance and how they could improve

Component 3 - Performing to a Brief

  • Devise their own performance in relation to a brief
  • Work both collectively and individually to explore ideas for a performance
  • Build on their skills in classes, workshops and rehearsals
  • Review the process using an ideas and skills log
  • Perform a piece to their chosen audience
  • Reflect on their performance in an evaluation report
 
 
 
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