Performing Arts

What is included in the course?

All students devise Drama, explore texts practically and work on two text based performances. Students develop as a performer or designer (lighting, set, costume). The course offers students the opportunity to explore drama as a practical art form in which ideas and meaning are communicated to an audience tbrough choices of form, style and convention.

How will I be assessed?

  • Component 1 (40%): A written exam – 1hr & 45minutes
  • Component 2 ( 40%): Devising Drama – Practical
  • Component 3 (20%): Texts in practice – Practical. Two extracts from one play

What grades are available?

This course is worth a full GCSE with a grade from 1-9. Grade 9 being the top grade. This spec ensures continuity for students progressing from GCSE Drama to AS/ A level Drama and Theatre. Students learn lo collaborate with others. They gain the confidence to pursue their own ideas, reflect and refine their efforts.

Tips and advice

Try and see as much live theatre as possible, to help witb performance skills. Students must have a genuine interest in the arts to excel in the subject.

Who should I contact for more information?

Ms. C. Milan – Subject Leader cmilan@stmca.org.uk

Mr. J. Bruus – Music Technician

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