Key Stage 4

Year 10 September - December: You will work on a class production of ‘Blood Brothers’ by Willy Russell. During the rehearsal process you will experience the roles of an actor, designer and director. In December you will perform the play to a live audience.

You will see a live theatre production and evaluate how it impacted the audience.

 

Year 10 January - February: You will work in a group to devise and perform an original piece of drama. You will produce a written log that outlines your response to the stimulus, development and collaboration. This will be marked as a ‘mock’. You will also be introduced to a range of theatre practitioners exploring various styles of theatre and devising stimulus.

 

Year 10 February - May:  You will work in a group to devise and perform a second original piece of drama. You will produce a written log that outlines your response to the stimulus, development and collaboration and your analysis and evaluation. This performance and written log will be worth 40% of your GCSE.

 

Year 10 May – July- You will return to the study of Blood Brothers with a focus on written examination technique.

 

Year 11 September - October: You will begin to prepare for a written exam 1 hour and 45mins in 3 sections. This will be about ‘Blood Brothers’ and the live theatre production that you have seen.

 

Year 11 October - February: You will study two extracts from a play, learn your script and perform to an AQA examiner. You may perform a group scene or a monologue/duologue. This performance will be worth 20% of your GCSE.

 

Year 11 February - July: You will continue prepare for a written exam 1 hour and 45mins in 3 sections. This will be about ‘Blood Brothers’ and the live theatre production that you have seen. This exam will be worth 40% of your GCSE.