Drama at Key Stage 4

Year 10 – GCSE Performing Arts

This course is new for 2014-15 and is team taught by Mrs Biggs (Music) and Mrs Donnelly (Drama).

The first year focuses on the Skills Development Portfolio. Students gather evidence of their expanding knowledge and understanding of the performing arts industry through practical projects and theoretical study. Each student will have a significant role in the College’s annual production and this will count towards their GCSE.

Year 11 – GCSE Drama

This is the last year we are running the WJEC Drama GCSE course. Students have to complete three discrete units.

Unit 1 is a devised performance and a 1500 word performance report assessed by their class teacher and moderated externally.

Unit 2 is a scripted performance assessed externally by a visiting examiner.

Unit 3 is a written exam which is externally marked.