GCSE Drama is now split into 3 components that will be completed of the two year course, allowing students to access a wide variety of different dramatic forms and to develop a broad range of skills.
Component 1, (Devising) is an exciting and challenging opportunity for students to work collaboratively with others to explore a range of stimuli in order to create an original performance piece.
Component 2, (Performance from Text) deals with developing knowledge, understanding and skills in exploring and performing from a performance text.
Component 3, (Theatre Makers in Practice) students will study the work of playwrights and will look and the theatrical choices that are made for a live performance in order to communicate ideas to an audience.
|Year 10 Curriculum Overview||Stimulus||Unit content|
|Term 1||‘The Identification’ – Poetry as a stimulus||Devising and portfolio completion|
|Term 2||‘DNA’ – Play text as a stimulus||Theatre Makers in Practice|
|Term 3||‘The Holocaust’ – Variety of stimuli||Devising and portfolio completion|
|Year 11 Curriculum Overview||Stimulus||Unit content|
|Term 1||Play text as stimulus (TBC)||Performance to external examiner|
|Term 2||Revision of Theatre Makers in Practice||Written Exam|
|Term 3||Theatre Makers in Practice||Written Exam|