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- Years 7-9
This is a highly practical subject which requires all students to explore and develop their performance skills in a creative environment. All assessed written work is linked to the practical and performance work the students experience on the course.
The key features of this syllabus are that it offers a flexible approach to drama, embracing a range of learning styles. It gives options in devised and scripted performance, as well as design, allowing the centre a choice of plays and stimulus material to be explored through practical work.
- Practical exploration with the emphasis on creating and developing performance work.
- Exploration of different themes, topics and issues, investigating their dramatic potential.
- Responding to and development of a range of dramatic skills and techniques.
- Investigation of existing plays, interpreting characters and situations created by others.
Component 1: Devising (40%)
- Internally assessed. Externally moderated.
- Students devise a piece of theatre which they then perform. They will record the process in a portfolio.
Component 2: Performance from Text (20%)
- Externally assessed by a visiting examiner.
- Students prepare and perform two key extracts from a performance text to a visiting examiner. This offers options for monologue, duologue and group performances.
Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice (40%)
- Externally assessed written examination.
- Students study one set text practically and answer question based on their exploration. Students write from the point of view of performer, director and designer. Students also evaluate a piece of live theatre they have seen.
Success in this subject allows students to progress onto Post 16 courses at Northallerton School & Sixth Form College, and to achieve good results through these courses. Many of our students progress to take the subject further in higher education.
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