Drama Key Stage 4

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

Year 10 Curriculum Overview Themes Unit content
Term 1 Identity Who are the British? Investigation into the society that we live in.
Term 2 Rights and Responsibilities Investigation into how the legal system works in the UK. A look at Laws and how they are enforced in the UK. Rights and Responsibilities.
Term 3 Careers Investigation into potential careers.


Year 11

Year 11 Curriculum Overview Themes Unit content
Term 1 College Applications How to write a personal statement and college application form. How to attend an open day for college.
Term 2 Sex Education Investigation into a variety of issues associated with sex education (such as contraception and STIs).
Term 3 Revision Techniques Investigation into the techniques required when revising for exams.