Key Stage 4

GCSE Drama is a popular choice for students where they participate in lessons 5 times per fortnight. The subject is delivered under the AQA exam board which is split into 3 assessed components.

 

Year 10 September - February: 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 January you will perform the play to a live audience.

Year 10 February - April: You will see a live theatre production and evaluate how it impacted the audience.

Year 10 April - July: 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 and your analysis and evaluation. This will be marked as a ‘mock’.

Year 11 September - October: 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 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 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 20% of your GCSE.