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.