Drama

Curriculum Information

 

Year 9 DRAMA 2018/2019

Course title:  DRAMA    
How will students be assessed?
In Y9 Drama students will be active and learn together in collaborative mixed ability groups. The course develops a range of improvisation and directing skills and students will experiment by creating Drama from all sorts of starting points such as pictures, script extracts, poems, objects and sounds.   Physical theatre, and performing with others in groups, are important parts of the course.   Drama teaches skills which are valued in many walks of life, including presentation, teamwork, and confidence-building.  There will also be opportunities to participate in extra-curricular events. There is flexibility within the Y9 course to support and extend student interests and mixed abilities.

Students are baseline assessed in the Autumn term through practical work in class, and again termly. There is a written exam in the summer term based on theory learned during the year.

Leading to: GCSE DRAMA    AQA  Syllabus   8261

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Lesson 1     Induction and skills
Lesson 2     The Tempest 1
Lesson 3     The Tempest 2
(ALSO – possible links into cross-curricular Arts programme, “Portraits”) 
2 (7 weeks) Lesson 4     Moral Dilemma – Naturalistic role play
Lesson 5     Conflict
Lesson 6     Staging and Blocking
3 (6 weeks) Lesson 1     Physical theatre
Lesson 2     Insults – voice work and tension
Lesson 3     Soundscapes – creating context and mood (ALSO – possible links into cross-curricular Arts programme, “Landscapes”)
4 (6 weeks) Lesson 4     Witches 1 – Macbeth
Lesson 5     Witches 2 –  Macbeth
5 (5 weeks) Lesson 1     Stage combat
Lesson 2     Stage combat
Lesson 3     Melodrama 1
6 (7 weeks) Lesson 4     Melodrama 2
Lesson 5     Maskwork 1
Lesson 6     Maskwork 2

 

Year 10 DRAMA 2018/2019

Course title:   GCSE DRAMA Exam board:   AQA Specification code:  8261
How will students be assessed?

All students will devise drama for performance to others, explore texts practically, and work on script-based performances for assessment. All students will watch and analyse  live, or digital media, theatre performances.  All students will maintain a detailed working log recording, analysing and evaluating their individual exploration and development in Drama.

NOTE: one of this year’s live theatre visits also ties in with GCSE English Literature studies.

Component 1 : Understanding Drama    Written exam, 1hour 45 mins, open book,  = 80 marks                     (40% )

Component 2 : Devising Drama                Practical assessment 20 marks + devising log 60 marks = 80 marks(40%)

Component 3 : Texts in Practice               Practical assessment 2 extracts, 20 + 20 marks = 40 marks               (20%)

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) COMPONENT 1 written paper preparation

Skills work based on set text “Blood Brothers” by Russell
Knowledge and understanding of Drama and theatre
Live theatre visit 1 (Component 1 Section C) “My Mother Said…”  at QHA Hexham and write-up

2 (7 weeks) COMPONENT 1 written paper preparation

Set Text “Blood Brothers” study
Live theatre visit 2 (Component 1 Section C) “Macbeth” at Theatre Royal Newcastle and write-up

3 (6 weeks) COMPONENT  1 written paper preparation

Complete set text study

Component 2 Begin “Tomorrow’s World”  Devising task  – research and exploration

4 (6 weeks) Component 2    “Tomorrow’s World”  Devising and Devising Log
5 (5 weeks) Component 2     “Tomorrow’s World”  Devising and Devising Log

COMPONENT  2  examination

Y10 summer exam will be an ACTUAL examined GCSE assessment of the Devised performance and Devising Log. (Not a mock)

6 (7 weeks) Component 2     “Tomorrow’s World”  Devising and Devising Log

COMPONENT  1 written paper preparation   Section B set text revision work and section C Live Theatre visit work.

 

 

Year 11  DRAMA 2018/2019

Course title:  GCSE Drama Exam board:   AQA Specification code:   8261
How will students be assessed?
All students will devise drama for performance to others, explore texts practically, and work on script-based performances for assessment. All students will watch and analyse live, or digital media, theatre performances.  All students will maintain a detailed working log recording, analysing and evaluating their individual exploration and development in Drama.

NOTE: one of this year’s live theatre visits also ties in with GCSE English Literature studies.

 Component 1 : Understanding Drama    Written exam, 1hour 45 mins, open book,  = 80 marks                     (40% )

Component 2 : Devising Drama                Practical assessment 20 marks + devising log 60 marks = 80 marks(40%)

Component 3 : Texts in practice               Practical assessment 2 extracts, 20 + 20 marks = 40 marks               (20%)

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) COMPONENT 2    Devising
Devising based on a set theme – this may be a joint performance project with Queens Hall Arts, tbc
Devising Log for assessmentCOMPONENT 1   Knowledge and understanding of Drama and theatre
Live theatre visit 1 (Component 1 Section C) “My Mother Said…”  at QHA Hexham and write-up
2 (7 weeks) COMPONENT 1   Knowledge and understanding of Drama and theatre

Live theatre visit 2 (Component 1 Section C)  “Macbeth” and write-up

3 (6 weeks) COMPONENT  3 Texts in Practice   (practical assessment)

Complete set text study  “Two” by Cartwright
Students will perform TWO extracts for assessment by a Visiting Examiner, around Easter

4 (6 weeks) COMPONENT  3 Texts in Practice   (practical assessment)

Complete set text study  “Two” by Cartwright
Students will perform TWO extracts for assessment by a Visiting Examiner, around Easter

5 (5 weeks) COMPONENT  1 written paper

Preparation for written examination, reviewing
Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre
Study of set text “Blood Brothers”
Analysis and evaluation of live theatre makers “My Mother Said…” and “Macbeth

6 (7 weeks) Main GCSE Examination period