Drama at KS5

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Course ID
AQA 7262
Faculty
Expressive Arts
Department
Drama
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
K. Eustace
Head of Department
K. Messios

Students follow the AQA ‘A’ Level specification.

Skills and knowledge gained in GCSE are developed further with specific focus given to the work of influential theatre practitioners including components 1 to 3, Drama & Theatre (exam), Creating Original Drama and Making Theatre. Social / historical / political context is given greater emphasis, performance / design skills are developed significantly in order to empower students to create practical work that is culturally and socially engaging to an audience. Analysis and evaluation of their work and the work of others needs to be very high to ensure successful application in coursework and the final exam.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Component 1 Text: Jerusalem / Antigone.
Component 3: Extract 1.
Practice exam questions.
Written coursework: Extract 1.
Autumn 2 Component 1 Text: Jerusalem / Antigone.
Component 3: Extract 1.
Practice exam questions.
Written coursework: Extract 1.
Spring 1 Component 1 Text: Jerusalem / Antigone.
Component 1: Response to Live Theatre.
Practice exam questions.
Spring 2 Component 2: Devising. Written coursework: Working
Notebook.
Summer 1 Component 1: Revision.
Component 2: Devising.
Practice exam questions.
Written coursework: Working Notebook.
Summer 2 Internal exams.
Component 2: Devising.
Written coursework:
Working Notebook. Practical Assessment.

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Component 3: Extract 2
Component 1 Text: Metamorphosis
Practice exam questions.
Written Coursework: Reflective Report.
Autumn 2 Component 3: Extract 2 / Revision
Component 1 Text: Metamorphosis / Revision
Practice exam questions.
Written Coursework: Reflective Report.
Spring 1 Component 3: Extract 3
Component 3: Extract 3
Written Coursework: Reflective Report. External practical exam.
Spring 2 Revision: Component 1
Component 3: Extract 3
Practice exam questions.
Written coursework: Reflective Report.
Summer 1 Revision: Component 1
Revision: Component 1
Practice exam questions.
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level Examination. ‘A’ Level Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
AQA Drama; YouTube. The Ferryman (Jez Butterworth). Visit a range of theatres; Whats on Stage. Leadership in Drama – helping in classes, running Year 7 Drama Club. School show. Cabaret evening.

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
AQA Drama; YouTube. Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka); Meditations on Metamorphosis (Steven Berkoff). Visit a range of theatres; Whats on Stage; London Zoo: Bug House. Leadership in Drama – helping in classes, running Year 7 Drama Club. School show. Cabaret evening.

 

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