GCSE Drama fundamentally asks candidates to think of themselves as ‘Theatre makers’. We’d like students to start thinking like this from the start of Year 7 onwards. At Key Stage 3 we aim to continuously build on these foundations, so that students will have the skills and experiences needed to flourish at GCSE level. It is a highly practical course that will not only develop your performance and theatrical skills, but will also prepare you for higher level courses or employment in the Arts. During the course you will work collaboratively, as you devise your own plays and rehearse from scripts.
Research shows that, in the near future, Creativity will become an increasingly essential quality in future society. Drama GCSE will enable you to use and develop your capacity for this quality.
Drama Options Information Video
GCSE Drama assessment focuses on the following assessment objectives. KS4 students need to be able to:
- A01: Create and develop ideas to communicate meaning for theatrical performance.
- A02: Apply theatrical skills to realise artistic intentions in live performance.
- A03: Demonstrate knowledge of how drama and theatre is developed and performed.
- A04: Analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others
We strongly advise all students to purchase their own copies of the following texts:
‘An Inspector Calls’ by J B Priestley – set text for Component 3 Exam
‘Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Drama Revision Guide – Pearson ISBN 978-1-292-13198-6
This text book is a vital tool to enable students to enhance their understanding and knowledge of design elements and to have a clear grasp of how to succeed in the written exam. Students should use this revision guide before their November mock exam as well as in the summer.