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GCSE Drama

Curriculum Overview

Drama at St Bernadette's is a creative and ambitious choice for students. The emphasis is on practical work, especially building confidence in performance. We are also preparing students to complete the AQA GCSE in Drama.

The Drama curriculum fosters excellence by encouraging and supporting students to go beyond their comfort zones. Students are encouraged to develop collaborative and caring relationships with others, as they work together to achieve goals. Students are also expected to be resilient and reflective in their scholarship as they challenge themselves to find new strengths and abilities in themselves, and develop confidence to share their skills. 

How will I be assessed?

Component One: two areas of study, a set text and exploring a live theatre production. Written exam: 1 hour and 45 minutes. Open book, 80 marks, 40% of GCSE.

Component Two: Devising Drama which involves completing a devising log (60 marks) and a devised performance (20 marks), 80 marks, 40% of GCSE.

Component Three: Texts in action which is the performance of an extract 1 (20 marks) and extract 2 (20 marks), 40 marks, 20% of GCSE.

All practical work that is shared within lessons is given verbal teacher feedback and / or peer-assessment feedback. When appropriate performances are recorded on video and then played by the teacher so that students can see / assess their own learning.

Important Overview Documents

Curriculum Rationale
Key Learning Steps
Year 10 Road Map
Year 11 Road Map

Modules

Introduction to Drama

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Introducing Scripted Work

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist - Group
Personal Learning Checklist - Monologue

The Project and Project Log

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Blood Brothers or Noughts and Crosses

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Showcase

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Devising Drama

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Texts in Performance

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Useful Links

https://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/
https://www.ntlive.com/