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WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) in DRAMA

The GCSE Drama course enables students to develop a much deeper understanding of Drama, including ways into devising, devising from a stimulus, performing scripted extracts and learning to write about the process of making theatre.

During Year 10, students will perform in pre-public exam assessments and explore a range of genres of theatre, key practitioners and scripts. All components of study are explored practically in class. However, students must note that the final GCSE award is assessed 40% practical and 60% written. Towards the end of Year 10, students will embark on the first examined component of study which will be completed in Year 11.

Topics of study include:

Study of the script Hard to Swallow by Mark Wheeler

Devised mock assessment Physical Theatre and Theatre in Education

Study of the script DNA by Dennis Kelly

Exploration of key practitioners of drama

Component 1: Devising Theatre- exploring the stimulus

The Drama Department provides opportunities for Year 10 students to be involved outside of class, including taking part in the senior show directed by Leeds University students, attending specialist skills workshops, going on theatre trips, becoming a Drama Ambassador and auditioning to be in school shows.

Useful links:

Revision- BBC Bitesize Drama KS3/KS4

GCSE (9-1) Drama-Eduqas

Local theatres- West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds Grand Theatre, City Varieties Music Hall, Northern School of Contemporary dance and The Carriage Works.

Local drama groups- First Floor at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Young Theatre Makers at The Carriage Works, Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Drama Rama- Leeds, Rebel Theatre School and Casting Agency and the Yorkshire School of Acting.

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