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Drama

 

SUBJECT AIM

IGCSE Drama is a dynamic exploratory course that develops self-expression, creativity, analysis and evaluation skills through practical and written assessment. Across two-years, students are given the opportunity to enquire, explore and create theatre while being exposed to a wide range of Drama theorists, genres and scripts from iconic playwrights. Through studying IGCSE Drama, students will enhance their communication skills, develop their confidence and self-esteem, take risks, learn to work collaboratively and independently to solve problems and justify their contributions and ideas. Students will learn about the world around them as well as exploring a variety of cultures and contexts through a range of stimuli and research tasks all while developing their personal resilience, critical minds and having fun!

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

  • A01: Understanding repertoire – interpreting and realising scripted theatre
  • AO2: Devising – devise dramatic material and be able to adapt and reflect
  • AO3: Acting – performance skills and ability to communicate with an audience

HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED

Component 1 Written Examination – 40%

Component 2 Practical – 60%

The question paper is made up of three sections –

·        6-8 short answers an unseen extract from a play.

·        One essay style answer from the play we have studied.

·        One essay style answer based on their original devised piece.

You will be practically assessed on three performances:

·        Solo monologue performance from a published play.

·        One group performance from an extract from a play script.

·        One original group performance devised from a stimulus.

WHAT THIS SUBJECT CAN LEAD TO

  • Lawyer/ Barrister, Broadcast Journalist, Writer, Actor, Director, Designer, Public Relations, Performer, Political Careers, Sales, Cinematographer, Choreographer, Counsellor/Therapist, Critic, Hospitality, Business Management and Teacher just to name a few!

Please click on the arrow for a detailed breakdown:

THE LEARNING JOURNEY FOR DRAMA   
     
Unit / Block of workKey Episodes / QuestionsAdditional DetailLength of time.Learner Attribute(s)
Exploring StimuliDevising What is stimuli?1/2 Term Comunicator
 Collaborative Planning Devising process Risk taker
 Rehearsal Performance skills Reflective
 Performance Collaboration   
 Reflection   
Scripted  Play TextsReading the PlayThe Crucible by Arthur Miller1/2  TermInquier
 Practical ExplorationPerformance Skills Thinker
 Group Performance Directing language Communicator
 Reflection  Balanced
Exploring PractitionersPractitionersBertolt Brecht Knowledgable
 Applying Theatre TheoryStanislavski1 Term  
 Performance Frantic Assembly  
 ReflectionDesigner, Director and Performer  
Y10 Written ExamExploring an ExtractExam prep Reflective
 Writing about Devising Ass weekKnowledgable
 Review & Reflect   
Y10 Performance Exam Devising from a stimuliPolitical / social – stimuliT3. Communicator
 Group workReal-life links Knowledgable
 Cue sheetsTheatre and live performance  Caring
THE LEARNING JOURNEY FOR DRAMA   
     
Unit / Block of workKey Episodes / QuestionsAdditional DetailLength of time.Learner Attribute(s)
Practical Exam: MonologueResearchStyle and genre6 weeks Knowledgable 
 Staging and directing Solo performance Communicator 
 Rehearsal Becoming a character  Risk taker 
 Performance  Reflective 
Practical Exam: Scripted PerformanceScript analysis Group performance 1/2 Term Communicator 
 Collaboartion Directing skills  Balanced 
 DirectingLine recall  Principled 
 Rehearsal Characterisation  Thinker
 Performance   
Practical Exam: DevisingStimuliCollaboration 1/2 Term Caring 
 Real-life links Devising skills  Knowledgable 
 Live performance Imagination  Risk Taker
 Practitioners   Inquirer
Written Exam Extract ExplorationTwo scripts 8 weeksKnowledgable 
 Writing about Devising 3 sections  Principled 
    Reflective