Drama

Guidance

Overview of the Written Exam

Unit 1: Drama Written Paper: 1 hour 30 minutes. 40% of GCSE
It comprises three sections:

A – Practical work completed during the course
B – Study and performance of a scripted play
C – Study of a live theatre production seen

You will answer all 4 questions in Section A and choose one further question (this will be in two parts) from either Section B or Section C.

Section A: Practical work completed during the course

This question is compulsory. It comprises four sections:

  • a description of a piece of practical performance work to which the candidate has contributed (AO1)
  • an explanation of the nature of the activity undertaken by the candidate (AO1)
  • an analysis of a process undertaken by the candidate (AO3)
  • an evaluation of the effectiveness of the candidate’s contribution (AO3).
    • 1. Describe
    • 2. Explain
    • 3. Analyse
    • 4. Evaluate

Each question is worth 10 marks. This section is worth 40 marks in total.

You must not use the same material again in answer to the questions in Section B.

Section B: Study and performance of a scripted play
There will two questions in this section. Each question is worth 20 marks.
40 marks available in total.

OR

Section C: Study of a live theatre production seen
There will two questions in this section. Each question is worth 20 marks.
40 marks available in total.

Information

Revision Classes will start after Easter

Wednesday Lunch and Friday after school - meet in studio

 

School Resources

 

A Grade Work
Exam Prep Revision Sheets
Example Answers
Jun10 Exam Paper
Jun10 Mark Scheme
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