WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) in DRAMA

All components of study, performances and written work completed in Year 11 count towards their final assessment grade (9-1). In class, students will be fully prepared both for the practical and written element of each component. There will be opportunities for all students to rehearse outside of class and attend extra written support sessions with their teacher.

Components of study:

Component 1: Devising (Practical and written exam)

Learners are involved in the creation, development and performance of a piece of devised theatre from a given stimulus. Students must devise and perform in an original piece of theatre, provide a written portfolio of supporting evidence and a written evaluation of the final performance (40%)

Component 2: Performing from a text (Practical exam)

Students choose a script to study and perform for an external examiner (20%)

Component 3: Interpreting Theatre (Written exam)

Students study the set text Hard to Swallow by Mark Wheeler and learn how to respond to live theatre seen during the course in preparation for the final written exam (40%)

The Drama Department provides opportunities for Year 11 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:

Drama library in school 

Revision- BBC Bitesize Drama KS3/KS4

GCSE (9-1) Drama-Eduqas

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

Local drama groups- First Floor at Leeds 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.