Grade Descriptors

Examples

Drama-Small

TERM 1

Content

Skills Development in preparation for Unit 3 Performance Exam in Summer Term

(half term)

Unit 1 – Exploration of a Topic: Students will participate in a series of six practical workshops exploring the theme of ‘Oppression’. Sessions will be recorded for moderation. This part of the controlled assessment accounts for 40 marks. Part two of the assessment is a  2000 word written response to the work covered in the practical workshops (20 marks).

 

Skills

During the first half of the term students will develop skills covering a range of genres including; Naturalism, Epic Theatre and Devising. They will develop a deeper understanding of playwrights and practitioners such as; Berkoff, Brecht, Artaud and Cartwright.

For Unit 1 students will demonstrate their understanding and skills  such as Still Image, Thought Tracking, Forum Theatre and Symbolism. Students will further their application of Explorative Strategies, Elements of Drama and Drama Medium. Students will develop their written evaluative skills when reflecting upon practical exploration.

 

TERM 2

Content

Unit 3 – Performance Exam (80 marks/ 40%)

Students will work in groups to create a scripted/devised piece based on the exam title, ‘Looking back, moving forward’. Each group will perform their piece to an invited audience and examiner.

 

Skills

Students will draw upon previously developed performance skills to shape ideas for a performance. They will be required to work independently, with some direction and feedback from their teacher and peers throughout the rehearsal process. Students will need to complete research in order to gain a deeper understanding of their chosen play/idea. In order to realise the performance potential students will be required to consider technical aspects of their piece such as costume, set and props.

 

TERM 3

Content

Unit 3 – Performance Exam (80 marks/ 40%)

Students will work in groups to create a scripted/devised piece based on the exam title, ‘Looking back, moving forward’. Each group will perform their piece to an invited audience and examiner.

 

Skills

Students will draw upon previously developed performance skills to shape ideas for a performance. They will be required to work independently, with some direction and feedback from their teacher and peers throughout the rehearsal process. Students will need to complete research in order to gain a deeper understanding of their chosen play/idea. In order to realise the performance potential students will be required to consider technical aspects of their piece such as costume, set and props.