Head of Department
Miss J McAughtry
Key Stage 3
Year 7 – Students spend one lesson per week studying Drama, students are encouraged to develop group work skills, performance skills and reflection about their own work and the work of others.
Year 8 & 9 – Students spend one lesson per fortnight studying Drama. Students develop detailed performance skills and the ability to explore play texts.
Key Stage 4
Drama GCSE – Edexcel
GCSE Drama will give you the opportunity to create your own performance work as well as look at plays written by other people. You will explore all aspects of Drama Including
directing, acting, design and production roles.
The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 where 9 is the highest grade.
Component 1: Devising
40% of the course
Create and develop an original devised piece from a stimulus.
Performance of this devised piece or design realisation for this performance.
Analyse and evaluate the devising process and performance in a portfolio controlled assessment.
Performer or designer routes available.
Component 2: Performance of a text
20% of the course
Students will either perform in and/or design for two key extracts from a performance text.
The performance can be monologue/duologue or Group
Centre choice of performance text.
Component 3: Theatre makers in practice
Practical exploration and study of one complete performance text.
You answer questions as a Director/Actor and Designer.
Live theatre evaluation – as a class we go watch a piece of theatre in a professional theatre.
You can bring 500 words of notes about the live theatre
performance into your exam to support with your answers for
Students will take the exam in June at the end of Year 11.
Key Stage 5
Edexcel A Level Drama and Theatre Studies
Department Resources Available:
Drama Studio with viewing room for operating stage lighting and sound effects.
Extra-Curricular Activities Offered: