Drama & Theatre Studies - GCSE at Hurstmere School
What is GCSE Drama all about? GCSE Drama is all about understanding what it is like to put yourself in somebody else’s shoes. You will play many parts in different imaginary situations. You will have the opportunity to create your own work, as well as look at plays written by other people. Course content: The course is in three parts: > In part one of the course you will use Drama to express your feelings and ideas about a range of issues. > In part two of the course you will look at a play to see how a playwright expresses their ideas about a theme or topic and explore ways of making the play work on stage. > In part three of the course you will have the choice of being involved in the performance of a play from an existing script or from one you create yourselves. What about exams? The examination for GCSE Drama is a practical performance. It is worth40% of the marks. You will take part in a play that you have created as a group or rehearsed from a script. Is there any coursework? The 60% coursework part of the GCSE Drama course consists of two practical workshops marked by your teacher and a written notebook of evidence. Internal Assessment 60%, Externally Assessed Practical 40%
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hurstmere School directly.