Y7 & 8 receive Drama once a fortnight and cover the following topics;
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Exam Board: Edexcel
Course title and type of qualification: Drama GCSE (9 – 1)
Throughout the course students will develop their understanding of drama techniques and how they can be used to explore the drama. They will develop skills in performance by being challenged in new ways than before, for example looking at the work of established practitioners to find new ways of presenting performance. They will work on both devising performance work and scripted plays.
The course covers 3 components:
For students wishing to continue their studies in Drama the next step is A Level Drama and Theatre Studies, which we offer at Abbey Grange. In terms of pairing with other GCSE subjects, Drama goes well with Languages, History, Religious Studies, English and Music.
Also, due to many of the skills mentioned above, Drama has many transferable skills to aid progression with various education/career choices as it also develops skills for work requiring a high level of confidence, presentation, and group sensitivity. Previous students have found careers in Advertising, Design, Law, Health Promotion, Medicine, the Police Force, Radio, TV, Teaching and, of course, Theatre.
Exam Board: Pearson
Course title and type of qualification: BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts
Students who opt for the BTEC qualification in Performing Arts study a wide variety of different performance styles and practitioners. The course has been put together to provide practical exploration of the subject, to build confidence and provide deeper understanding of the working world of Performing Arts.
The course covers 3 units:
Grading will be in the form on Distinction* / Distinction / Merit / Pass. The course is assessed on a combination of practical and written assessments. There is no written exam on the BTEC course.
One of the main purposes of BTEC qualifications is to help learners to progress ultimately into employment. The vast majority of employers require learners to have certain technical skills, knowledge and understanding to work in a particular sector, but they are also looking for employability skills to ensure that employees are effective in the workplace. Unlike technical skills, which may become out-dated over time, employability skills enable learners to adapt to the ever-changing roles needed to survive in the global economy.
Drama has many transferable skills to aid progression with various education/career choices as it also develops skills for work requiring a high level of confidence, these skills include: self-management, team working, business awareness and customer awareness, problem solving, communication and presentation. Previous students have found careers in Advertising, Design, Law, Health Promotion, Medicine, the Police Force, Radio, TV, Teaching and, of course, Theatre
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