Here are some reasons why Drama is a good choice for you: It can boost your self-confidence You will communicate with a wide variety of people You will explore different characters You will work both independently and in groups This is a very practical Drama Course, with the emphasis being on learning through doing. It will allow you to improve your performance skills by creating your own work and preparing existing texts for performance. The course is modular and has two units:
Unit One: Written Paper 40% of the total marks (marked out of 80) 1 hour 30 min The written paper comprises three sections:
A – Practical work completed during the course
B – Study and performance of a scripted play
C – Study of a live theatre production seen
Students must answer Question 1 from Section A and choose one further question from either Section B or Section C. The examination is externally set and marked.
Unit Two: Controlled Assessment
60% of the total marks (marked out of 120)
Students are required to present practical work for two controlled assessment options, each with a weighting of 30% (60 marks each).
The practical work will explore a range of options, including:
Each controlled assessment option has the following weighting: • process and understanding of skills development – 7.5% • final presentation: either performance or demonstration/artefact(s) – 22.5% Internally assessed and externally moderated. What else do you need to know? Drama is very much a team subject so commitment to the course is essential, including lunchtime and after-school rehearsals when necessary. You will have the opportunity to take part in Performance Evenings and visits to the theatre.
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