Performing Arts - Drama

GCSE Drama is an exciting, inspiring and practical course. It promotes involvement in and enjoyment of drama as performers and/or designers. Additionally, it provides opportunities to attend live theatre performances and to develop skills as informed and thoughtful audience members.

GCSE (Years 10 & 11)

Examining body: EDUQAS

Component 1: Devising Theatre 40% of qualification
Pupils will be assessed on either acting or design and participate in the creation, development and performance of a piece of devised theatre.

Assessment method:

  • A realisation of their piece of devised theatre
  • A portfolio of supporting evidence
  • An evaluation of the final performance or design

Component 2: Performing from a Text 20% of qualification

Externally assessed by a visiting examiner, assessed on either acting or design.

Pupils will study two extracts from the same performance text and will participate in one performance using sections of text from both extracts.

Component 3: Interpreting Theatre 40% of qualification

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Section A: Set Text

A series of questions on one set text.

Section B: Live Theatre Review

One question, from a choice of two, requiring analysis and evaluation of a given aspect of a live theatre production seen during the course.