Teachers of Drama
- Miss S Findlay
- Mrs M Harper (Curriculum Leader)
- Mrs K S Phillips
Our Vision for Drama
Students at SJB study Drama to provide them with the ultimate opportunity to be creative. Through collaborative group work, students are encouraged out of their comfort zone and through creating and performing they are empowered to assert themselves, empathise, build confidence and gain life-long social skills.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Exam Board: AQA
Coursework/Practical exam: 60%
Exam Structure: 1 written exam in the summer of Year 11. 1 hour 45 minutes.
Link to specification: GCSE Drama Specification Specification for first teaching in 2016
Our GCSE Drama offers students the opportunity to explore drama as a practical art form in which ideas and meaning are communicated to an audience through choices of form, style and convention. Students will create, perform and respond to drama informed by their theoretical knowledge of drama and theatre. Students will be given the opportunity to explore drama as a practical art form in which ideas and meaning are communicated to an audience through choices of form, style and convention. Students will create, perform and respond to drama informed by their theoretical knowledge of drama and theatre (see unit breakdown below). For the practical units students choose to work as performers or designers (design students may choose lighting, sound, set, costume or puppets). Students will be given numerous opportunities to go on theatre trips and work with actors and theatre professionals in school.
Component 1 worth 40%:
- Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre
- Study of one set play from a choice of six – we are doing Blood Brothers.
- Analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers (including a trip to the theatre!)
Component 2 worth 40%:
- Process of creating devised drama
- Performance of devised drama (students may contribute as performer or designer) 20 marks
- Analysis and evaluation of own work (written coursework) 60 marks
Component 3 worth 20%:
- Performance of 2 extracts from a published play for an audience. No written coursework.