The Drama department is a fun, energetic (and sometimes rather noisy!) department. Drama aims to encourage enthusiasm and creativity with a strong focus on asking students to work co-operatively with others.
Specific information about the Key Stage 3 curriculum and how it is assessed:
The Key Stage 3 curriculum introduces and explores a range of different dramatic skills and techniques. Students are given the opportunity to work from scripts and to devise their own performance pieces. Co-operation, participation and imagination are strongly emphasised.
There is normally one assessment task per half term, marking students individually on their rehearsal and performance skills against specific criteria.
Specific information about the Key Stage 4 curriculum and how it is assessed:
Students at KS4 are entered for the BTEC First Award in Performing Arts (Acting). This is a Level 2 qualification which is weighted the same as a GCSE. Students have the ability to achieve a Pass (C), Merit (B) or Distinction (A/A*). Students who are not able to achieve the grading criteria at Pass level will drop to a Level 1 qualification, which is the equivalent to an E/F at GCSE.
Students studying Drama at Key Stage 4 will focus on three core units including: Individual Showcase, Planning, Preparation and Performance and Acting Skills. Individual Showcase is the only unit which is externally moderated as work is sent to examiners in the UK to be assessed. The remaining two units are assessed internally with some samples of work sent away to be externally moderated. Assessment in Key Stage 4 is ongoing with each unit focused on producing one key piece of assessed performance work. There are no final end of year exams.
Department slogan: ‘All the world’s a stage’!
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