COURSE OUTLINE GCSE Drama
Exam Board: AQA
This dynamic course includes opportunities for students to perform, direct, devise and study well-known plays and practitioners.
The course is split into 3 components:
Component 1 – Understanding Drama. (Written 40% of GCSE)
This is assessed through a written exam that covers knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre. A study of one play (Blood Brothers). Finally analysis and evaluation of live theatre-makers.
Component 2 – Devising Drama (practical/written – 40% of GCSE)
This is an ongoing project which involves working collaboratively to create a piece of devised drama. Students work in small groups over the course of a term to create a project which will be performed to a small audience. This is examined through a devising log (60 marks) and the final performance (20 marks).
Component 3 – Texts in Practice (practical – 20% of GCSE)
A performance of 2 extracts from one play (not the play studied in component 1).
During the course, the students will have the opportunity to attend performances locally and in other cities. Students will be given opportunities to perform within the school