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Drama GCSE at Christ The King College

Course description

GCSE Drama is excellent preparation for Level 3 creative subjects. It provides students with a solid foundation in creative, practical and performance skills. It will encourage students to develop critical thinking skills and become effective and independent learners. With the focus on working imaginatively, collaborating creatively and communicating effectively, GCSE Drama provides a solid foundation for further Drama studies.


Course content

Students will explore a wide range of activities that are stimulating and creative, drawing from a variety of drama opportunities, including, acting set plays, devising their own work, creating physical theatre and seeing live theatre. Students will develop an analytical framework and the language to be able to understand and articulate how theatre is constructed and its effect on an audience.


Written paper examination at the end of year 11. It comprises three sections:

A – Practical work completed during the course

B – Study and performance of a scripted play

C – Study of a live theatre production seen Controlled Assessments Practical. Throughout the year 10 and 11 course. Candidates are required to study at least two controlled assessment options from the following list: Devised Thematic Work, Acting, Improvisation, Theatre in Education, Physical Theatre, Set Design, Costume, Make-up, Properties, Masks, Puppets, Lighting, Sound and Stage Management. Candidates may choose two performance options, for example Acting and Devised Thematic Work; two design options, for example Costume and Make-up; two technical options, for example Sound and Lighting or one of each performance and design option, for example Costume and Acting.

Future opportunities

Your Drama qualification will assist your entry into Further Education in all subjects, boost your cultural and collaborative skills as well as prepare you for a career in the Performing Arts industry which could include Acting, Lighting, Sound, Costume, Directing, Set, Stage Management and many others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 07 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years