Drama and Theatre Arts
What will I learn? The work covers the following areas: Improvisation / Acting / Scripted performance / Set and Lighting Design / Costume and Make-up Design. The course is a very practical one. The coursework includes at least one performance. The written paper will ask questions of work that has either been performed in class or seen at the theatre.
The GCSE is aimed particularly at pupils who enjoy practical drama but there is some study and research involved in the course. The course gives pupils the opportunity to:
Perform plays to a wide range of people Create their own drama Learn about the technical side of the theatre Watch and evaluate other people’s performances
How will it be assessed? 60% by coursework, 40% by final exam. What qualifications will I get? You will receive 1 GCSE. How will I be assessed? Students will be assessed through a range of means to create evidence portfolios, consisting of acting logs, video evidence, presentations, written pieces, diagrams and other relevant material. Such portfolios are internally marked and externally moderated. As a result of this means of assessment, excellent attendance is a critical requirement of the course, in order to achieve success. Pupils will also be assessed on their ability to complete rehearsals outside curriculum time.