Drama ppt Curriculum Choices 2020

Please see below some information about the course covered during Key Stage 4. You will also find more information about the knowledge and skills covered booklet in a hyperlink below.  During each half-term your child will have regular ‘learning checks’ to assess how well they are progressing against the expected standards. If they do not reach the expected standard in any of these checks, they should be seeking help from their teacher regarding the best possible steps. Teachers will also be sharing with students examples of how to go beyond the expected standards ‘and providing additional challenge.

Minimum Expected Standards Drama Year 9

Minimum Expected Standards, DRAMA, Year 10

Minimum Expected Standards, DRAMA, Year 11


Subject:  Drama at GCSE

If you choose to study Drama at GCSE you will have the opportunity to develop your confidence, communication skills and performance abilities.Choosing Drama will see you exploring a variety of areas from mask work, to script work and even stage combat and physical theatre.

Year 9 will focus on skill development and areas of study include:

Devising; creating your own original theatre,
Script work; performing published plays and writing your own performances.
Physical Theatre; using movement to communicate meaning.
Alongside this you will also develop an understanding of the wider world, through using Drama, as we explore, debate and discuss what it is that makes us human.

Within this topic you will learn the Characteristics of Performance texts such as Blood Brothers, the Roles and Responsibilities of theatre makers such as Stage Managers and Directors and you will practically explore Staging, Lighting, Costume, Props, Interpretation and Performance Conventions.

Year 10 continues to develop wider skills such as working within and leading a team, public speaking, debate and communication.

In the first term the focus is on
Component One: Understanding Drama.
At the end of Year 10 you will see and review a Live Theatre production.
Component Two: Devising Drama
This enables you to create new and original performances through workshops and rehearsals.You will need to be able to develop ideas, collaborate with others and analyse and evaluate the process of creating devised drama.You will complete a final performance and support this with a written devising log that documents the devising and rehearsal process.

Moving through to Year 11 you will explore

Component Three: Texts in Practice where you will explore, rehearse and perform two extracts from a published play.
You will need to be able to: interpret texts, create and communicate meaning and realise artistic intention in text-based drama.
Year 11 ends with a final, written examination that tests you on your knowledge of Theatre, texts and plays and Live Theatre productions.

Overall the course is 70% written work and 30% practical work.

Taking Drama at GCSE will provide you with opportunities to go on trips to theatres and see live theatre productions as well as developing your confidence, public speaking, performance and social skills.