What will I learn?
This GCSE in Drama enables you to engage actively with Drama and to explore the impact of social, historical and cultural influences on performance work. Throughout the year they will be able to explore a range of well-known contemporary theatre texts such as Kindertransport by Diane Samuels, Teechers by John Godber and classical playwrights such as Shakespeare alongside exploration of devising performance in response to stimulus such as imagery, poetry and music.
This course encourages learners to work imaginatively and creatively in developing and communicating ideas and through this process develop key transferable skills in communication, team work and reflective thinking. An ability to work hard, keep focused and have the confidence to stand up and perform are the main requirements of this course. Our lecturers will help you achieve your goals in a challenging and rewarding environment.
What units will I cover?
Drama Exploration, Exploring Play Texts and Drama Performance allow you to create drama using a range of techniques and conventions; exploring how these techniques can be used to develop character and narrative in a range of performance styles and for a range of purposes.
You will rehearse and perform in our very own 100 seat theatre, drama studios and mirrored dance studio. We are also located on the doorstep of the Lights Theatre which plays host to numerous productions and our annual Arts Festival.
How will I be assessed?
The course is made up of three units; two which are assessed internally and one which is assessed externally.
What grades will I need?
Four GCSEs at A*-C/3 or above.
Some experience recommended as you will be required to audition.
Where will it lead me?
- Performer: Musical Performer, Cabaret, Children’s Theatre, Community Theatre
- Management: Box office, Front of house
- TV or Radio Presenter
- Dance teacher
- Wellbeing Instructor
- Level 3 courses in Dance or Drama