Drama – Key Stage 4

Year 10

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Showcase performance directed by the class teacher based on extracts of text selected by the class teacher.
History of Theatre

Practical performance skills in preparation for Unit 1, 2 and 3.
Written reflection of the performance process submitted.
Practical performance skills in preparation for Unit 1, 2 and 3.

AP2Physical Theatre

Site Specific Performance
Practical performance skills in preparation for Unit 1, 2 and 3.

Practical performance skills in preparation for Unit 1, 2 and 3.

AP3Preparation for Unit 1
Exploration of Drama and Theatre theme chosen by the class teacher.

Unit 1
Exploration of Drama and Theatre, a theme chosen by the Drama Department
A PPE/Mock of the practical exploration as well as writing practice
Initial teacher estimate of individual students grades prior to standardisation to arrive at a mark out of 30%

Year 11

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed workComponent of assessment grade
AP1Prep for Unit 2 Exploration of text
Jim Cartwrights - Two

Unit 2 Exploration of Text
Jim Cartwrights - Two




Students understanding of the play and the playwrights intentions through practical exploration.
6 Hours practical exploration
1000 words controlled assessment written response to the practical exploration.
2000 words review of live theatre.
Unit 1 completed in the summer 30% of the overall marks.
Marks for a live theatre review will be included if completed at this point. (War Horse or Dead Dog in a Suitcase)
Practical progress made in lessons since Sept, including exploration of play text.
Initial teacher estimate prior to standardisation including both Unit 1 and 2 to arrive at a mark out of 60%
AP2Unit 2 Exploration of Text
Jim Cartwrights - Two



Unit 3 Drama performance

6 Hours practical exploration
1000 words controlled assessment written response to the practical exploration.
2000 words review of live theatre.
The rehearsal process so far
Accurate agreed standardised grades for unit 1 and 2 completed by the department. ( To be confirmed by Edexcel in May 2015) 60%
All controlled assessment (written coursework) will now be completed.
Predicted final grade based on Unit 1, 2 and present progress in Unit 3 100%
AP3Unit 3 Drama performance
The rehearsal process so far
Predicted final grade based on Unit 1, 2 and present progress in Unit 3 100%
Unit 3 is externally marked, final grades to be allocated by the examination board on results day.

Course Information
Department
Drama

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