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Year 11

Curriculum Area: Expressive Arts - Drama

Examination Specification: Edexcel GCSE in drama (2DR01)

Overview of Course Content

During year 11 this course will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Script exploration, Devised Group work, Improvisation and Technical techniques.
  • Drama mediums, elements of drama and explorative strategies.
  • Evaluating how drama exploration and the use of drama techniques contribute to interpretation and understanding.

Half Term

Area

Overview of controlled assessment/coursework (if relevant)

Autumn 1

An introduction to Unit 1 – Drama exploration.

Exploring stimuli using a range of Drama mediums, elements and explorative strategies.

 

Autumn 2

Unit 1 - Exploring stimuli using a range of Drama mediums, elements and explorative strategies.

Completing unit 1 – Drama exploration workshops and documentary response (30%)

Unit 1 – Drama exploration (30%)

Six 1 hour workshops under controlled assessment conditions. (20%)

Documentary response to the workshops – written controlled assessment. (10%)

Spring 1

 An introduction to Unit 3 – Drama performance (40%)

Group work in preparation for examination in May.

An assignment brief is given by Edexcel. Students are to either; devise a performance or study a set text which explores this assignment brief.

 

Spring 2

Continuation of Unit 3 – Drama performance (40%)

Group work in preparation for examination in May.

Unit 3 – Drama performance; official mock examination.

Summer 1

Continuation of Unit 3 – Drama performance (40%)

Group work in preparation for examination in May.

Unit 3 – Drama performance examination to an external examiner. (40%)

Summer 2