Drama

KS3

Year Group

Areas of Study

7 & 8

Term 1: Text in Performance – Rehearsing a monologue, duologue or group piece

Term 2: Evacuees – Role play and devising skills

Term 3: Shakespeare on stage

Term 4: Physical Theatre

Term 5: Showcase

Term 6: Commedia dell'arte

NB. Students study Drama for the whole year in either Year 7 or Year 8

9

Term 1: Text in Performance – Rehearsing a monologue, duologue or group piece

Term 2: “The Play That Goes Wrong” – Exploring comedy

Term 3: Live Theatre – Reviewing live productions

Term 4: Physical Theatre – Introduction to Frantic Assembly

Term 5: Devising project – Responding to stimulus

Term 6: Devising project – Performing to an audience

KS4

Board

AQA

Outline of the Course

  • Explore drama as a practical art form in which ideas and meaning are communicated to an audience through choices of form, style and convention
  • Create, perform and respond to drama informed by their theoretical knowledge of drama and theatre
  • Component 1: Understanding drama
  • Practically study and explore a Set Play
  • Learn how to analyse and evaluate the work of live theatre makers
  • Component 2:  Devising drama
  • Create and develop ideas to communicate meaning in a devised theatrical performance
  • Contribute to devised drama in a live theatre context for an audience
  • Component 3: Texts in practice
  • Interpret texts
  • Create and communicate meaning
  • Realise artistic intention in text-based drama

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Component 1: Understanding Drama

Written Exam

  • Knowledge and Understanding of Theatre
  • Set Play
  • Live Theatre Production

1 hour and 45 minutes

40%
(80 marks)

2

Component 2: Devising Drama

Practical Assessment

  • Devising log (60 marks)
  • Devised performance (20 marks)

This component is marked by teachers and moderated by AQA

40%
(80 marks)

3

Component 3: Texts in Practice

Practical Assessment

  • Performance of Extract 1 (20 marks)
  • Performance of Extract 2 (20 marks)

 

20%

(40 marks)