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.

Assessment Method

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.

Performer or designer routes available.


Component 3: Theatre makers in practice

40% of the course

Written exam

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

Section B.


Students will take the exam in June at the end of Year 11.

Department Resources Available:

Drama Studio with viewing room for operating stage lighting and sound effects.


Extra-Curricular Activities Offered:

Drama Club