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Drama

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KS3 Skills Taught

Drama is a valuable subject within the curriculum in that the skills developed in this class can be transferred and used in other subject areas. For example, students may apply their speaking and presenting skills to deliver a PowerPoint presentation with an awareness of tone of voice and pitch. In addition to this they will include their audience and learn how to establish a rapport and engage them effectively.

They will learn about empathy by putting themselves in to other people’s shoes and imagine what it is like to experience someone else’s woes, happiness, despair, misfortune.  This will open up their mind to other possibilities and help them communicate with others in a variety of ways.

Students will develop their interpersonal skills including: communication, teamwork, evaluating, problem solving, working autonomously as well as building their confidence and self-esteem.

Students will learn about a range of drama techniques, mediums and elements and how to apply them in their work.

GCSE Drama: Key Stage 4

Exam Board: OCR

Subject Content

This course is comprised of 3 units.

Component 01 Devising Drama: explore a stimulus provided by the exam board. They will work in groups to create their own devised drama based on their exploration. Students can work as either performers or designers creating a portfolio and a final performance. Non-examined assessment 30%

Component 02 Presenting and Performing Texts: explore a text and perform two scenes to a Visiting Examiner. Students can work as either performers or designers completing a pro forma and a final performance showcase. Non-examined assessment 30%

Component 03 Drama: Performance and Response: Section A contains questions based on the study of a full text from a list set by the exam board. Section B contains an extended response analysing and evaluating live theatre. 1½ hours 40%

Skills Taught

Drama is a valuable subject within the curriculum in that the skills developed in this class can be transferred and used in other subject areas. For example, students may apply their speaking and presenting skills to deliver a PowerPoint presentation with an awareness of tone of voice and pitch. In addition to this they will include their audience and learn how to establish a rapport and engage them effectively.

They will learn about empathy by putting themselves in to other people’s shoes and imagine what it is like to experience someone else’s woes, happiness, despair, misfortune.  This will open up their mind to other possibilities and help them communicate with others in a variety of ways.

Students will develop their interpersonal skills including: communication, teamwork, evaluating, problem solving, working autonomously as well as building their confidence and self-esteem.

Students will learn about a range of drama techniques, mediums and elements and how to apply them in their work.

At this level students will be expected to work independently.