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Year 11

Curriculum Area: Expressive Arts - Drama

Examination Specification: Pearson Edexcel level 1/ level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Drama (1DR0)

Overview of Course Content

During year 11, this course will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

 

  • Interpreting and exploring two key extracts from a chosen performance text
  • Developing interpretations independently and collaboratively
  • The development of specific artistic intentions
  • Learning lines, rehearsing, amending and refining text extracts in progress for performance.
  • Students must study a complete performance text
  • Practically consider the ways and develop ideas in which performers, directors and designers create impact and meaning through the elements of performance.
  • Reflect on their experience of a live theatre performance, enabling them to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of performance through analysis and evaluation.

 

Half Term

Area

Overview of controlled assessment/coursework (if relevant)

Autumn 1

Component 2 – Performance from text (20% of total GCSE)

 

Developing knowledge, understanding and skills in exploring and performing from a chosen play text. Students will interpret this text and rehearse and refine two key extracts, leading to a final performance. They will demonstrate and use a wide range of acting and/or design skills to communicate their interpretation in performance.

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2

Component 2 – Performance from text (20% of total GCSE)

 

Developing knowledge, understanding and skills in exploring and performing from a chosen play text. Students will interpret this text and rehearse and refine two key extracts, leading to a final performance. They will demonstrate and use a wide range of acting and/or design skills to communicate their interpretation in performance.

 

Component 3 – Theatre makers in practice. (40% of total GCSE)

 

Students will explore practically how a complete performance text might be interpreted and realised from ‘page to stage’. This exploration will give students an insight into how texts may be brought to life for an audience and the creative roles within this process.

 

 

 

 

Mock examination of component 2 – Performance from text.

 

Spring 1

Component 2 – Performance from text (20% of total GCSE)

 

Developing knowledge, understanding and skills in exploring and performing from a chosen play text. Students will interpret this text and rehearse and refine two key extracts, leading to a final performance. They will demonstrate and use a wide range of acting and/or design skills to communicate their interpretation in performance.

 

Component 3 – Theatre makers in practice. (40% of total GCSE)

 

Students will explore practically how a complete performance text might be interpreted and realised from ‘page to stage’. This exploration will give students an insight into how texts may be brought to life for an audience and the creative roles within this process.

 

 

 

 

 

Component 2 – Performance from text external examination. (20% of total GCSE)

Spring 2

Component 3 – Theatre makers in practice. (40% of total GCSE)

 

Students will explore practically how a complete performance text might be interpreted and realised from ‘page to stage’. This exploration will give students an insight into how texts may be brought to life for an audience and the creative roles within this process.

 

Students will analyse and evaluate their experience of a live theatre performance as an informed member of the audience. They will develop skills to recognise the meaning created in the theatre space in order to communicate ideas to an audience.

 

 

 

Summer 1

Component 3 – Theatre makers in practice. (40% of total GCSE)

 

Students will explore practically how a complete performance text might be interpreted and realised from ‘page to stage’. This exploration will give students an insight into how texts may be brought to life for an audience and the creative roles within this process.

 

Students will analyse and evaluate their experience of a live theatre performance as an informed member of the audience. They will develop skills to recognise the meaning created in the theatre space in order to communicate ideas to an audience.

 

 

 

 

Component 3 – Theatre makers in practice. Written examination. (40% of total GCSE)

 

Summer 2