Miss A Jowett, Mr A Betts
Creative Arts Faculty Leader: Mr A Betts
Key Stage 3
Throughout Year 7, 8 and 9, students learn and apply three key areas of knowledge:
The knowledge taught in each year is as follows:
Year 7: Introduction to Drama
Year 8: Brecht & Noughts And Crosses
Year 9: Stanislavski & Blood Brothers
Assessment at Key Stage Three
Students will experience one Knowledge Week in Year 7, one in Year 8 and two in Year 9. They will be assessed on their understanding of the key knowledge and their practical application of it. The understanding accounts for 50% of their grades and the practical application accounts for the other 50%.
|Key Stage 4||
We follow the GCSE Music course AQA 8261. - last exam session 2020
Understanding Drama (40%)
Students will complete a 1 hour 45 minutes written exam in three sections:
Section A - knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre (multiple choice)
Section B - four questions on a given extract from a set play studied in class
Section C - analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers
Devising Drama (40%)
Students will devise their own piece of drama which is performed to an audience. They will also complete a devising log which contributes to the mark for this unit.
Texts in Practice (20%)
Students will perform two extracts from one play to a visiting examiner from AQA.
From September 2019, our learners will be following the BTEC First Award in Performing Arts (Pearson)
BTEC Performing Arts
Working in the Performing Arts Industry
|Possible areas of future Studies||
A-Level Drama and Theatre
Possible future careers
Jobs directly related to drama include:
Jobs indirectly related to drama include:
Studying Drama shows future employers that can work well on you own and in a team, you are confident, you can present, etc.