Head of Department: Miss S Cowley

Qualification: GCSE DramaExam Board: EDUQASExam/NEA split: 40% Exam 60% NEA

Component 1:

Weighting: 40%

Internally assessed, externally moderated

Learners participate in the creation, development and performance of a piece of devised theatre using either the techniques of an influential theatre practitioner or a genre, in response to a stimulus set by EDUQAS.

Learners must produce:

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

Component 2:

Weighting: 20%

Externally assessed by a visiting examiner

Learners will be assessed on either acting or design

Learners study two extracts from the same performance text chosen by the centre within guidelines from EDUQAS. Learners participate in one performance using sections of the text from both extracts. 

Component 3:

Weighting: 40%

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Section A: Set Text

Learners answer a series of questions relating to acting, directing and designing extracts from the play ‘DNA’, written by Dennis Kelly.

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 

Course Summary:

The course offers a broad, creative and coherent programme with aims and objectives which enable learners to:

  • Develop a range of theatrical skills and apply them to create performances
  • Work collaboratively to generate, develop and communicate ideas
  • Reflect on and evaluate their own work and the work of others
  • Contribute as an individual to a theatrical performance
  • Explore performance texts in context

More Details: Eduqas - Drama and Theatre