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Drama

Subject: Drama
Contact: Mrs C Bearcroft and Mr Yeoman

Overview 

Tailored to the individual strengths of our students, our KS5 offer is currently BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts in Year 12 and A Level Drama for Year 13. In Year 12 students study the core units of the course and supplement the development of their acting ability with an acting module in the Summer term. In Year 13, students continue on with their two year A Level Drama course focusing on the development of their understanding of the set texts: Dr. Faustus and Equus, whilst simultaneously preparing for their Component 2 performances in the Spring term. Year 13 culminates in an external written exam focusing on students' abilities to respond to questions based on a live performance they've seen as part of the course, their interpretation of a text and their ability to portray a role in a production of Equus (as a performer and a designer).

Curriculum content

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term 

12

BTEC Unit 2: : Developing Skills and Techniques

BTEC Unit 1: Investigating Practitioners

BTEC Unit 19: Acting Styles

13

Dr. Faustus

Practitioners II

Component 2

Monologues / Group Piece

Component 2

Monologues / Group Piece

Assessment

Component 3 Written Paper

Preparation

Component 3 Written Paper

Preparation

Exam board and course

Year 12: Pearson Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Performing Arts

Year 13: Pearson A Level Drama

Enrichment opportunities

Contributions throughout the year to school productions including: Concerts, V Factor, School Production, National Theatre Connections Projects. Trips abroad enhance our students' understanding of the role of the arts on a global platform. Recent trips have included LA, Hollywood, San Fransisco and New York.

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