KS4 Drama and Dance

Unit 1: Drama Exploration I

Teacher-assessed practical work (6 hour workshop (20%), supported by documentary evidence (10%).

Unit 2: Drama Exploration II

Teacher-assessed practical work (6 hour workshop (15%) supported by documentary evidence (15%).

This unit of coursework is concerned with the use of drama to explore ideas and issues in response to stimulus material selected from different times and/or cultures. Students have the opportunity to use drama forms to deepen their knowledge and understanding of an idea or issue and to communicate this understanding through the medium of drama.

The assessment activities for this unit are set and marked by the teacher within prescribed guidelines. This unit of coursework is concerned with the exploration of a complete and substantial play chosen by the centre. The purpose of this unit is to give students knowledge and understanding of the ways in which playwrights, performers, directors and designers use the medium of drama to communicate their ideas to an audience.

The assessment activities for this unit are set and marked by the teacher within prescribed guidelines.

Drama Performance (40%)

Externally assessed practical examination of a sustained Drama performance. Students can choose to work with a script, devise their own piece or choose a performance support option.

This paper is concerned with the skills required in drama to perform work to an audience. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills as performers or in a theatre craft using any appropriate material as a stimulus for performance.

The assessment activities for this paper are set by the teacher within prescribed guidelines and are externally marked.


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GCSE Drama