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Drama GCSE at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description

Qualification :General Certificate of Secondary Education
Exam Board :Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AEB) (AEB)
Category :Performing Arts - Arts, Media and Publishing

Course content

What does the course involve?

There are two components - Coursework 60%
Written paper 40%

There are a number of options for you to study. You choose TWO, only ONE may be a technical/design skill.

1. Devised performance to an audience
2. Acting (scripted)
3. Theatre in Education
4. Improvisation
5. Costume
6. Set Design


The Written Paper - 2 hours - 40%

You are required to answer two questions, to be chosen from one or both of the following sections.

Section A : Set play

Section B : Response to live productions seen during the course.

For section B you are allowed to take in your personal notes in the examination room.

Future opportunities

Why choose Drama?

If you have enjoyed Lower School Drama then you will find GCSE Drama an interesting and exciting challenge. There is plenty of opportunity for scripted and improvised work as well as learning about the demands of stagecraft. If you are interested in a career in any aspect of the Arts, or are thinking of doing Advanced Level Theatre Studies, then Drama would be a valuable asset, but even if you are not, the skills acquired will enhance your self-confidence, ability to communicate and appreciation of live theatre.

Further information

Other information:

You will be expected to attend a variety of live performances (this forms part of the written examination), some of which may be in your own time. You will be encouraged to take part in extra-curricular drama activities

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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