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t Josephs College, Coalisland

Drama

Introduction

Our department is characterised by a strong sense of collaboration and enthusiasm for our subject areas and our pupils. We enjoy an excellent working relationship with staff from other departments both at our school and at others. The department’s main aim is to achieve the highest possible standards for all of our pupils. We hope that pupils will enjoy their work in Drama and strive to ensure that our curriculum offers a rich and diverse range of learning experiences.

Key Stage 3

YEAR 8

Unit 1: FANCY (Scripted performance)

Unit 2: BULLYING (Improvisation)

Unit3:  ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT (Devised Performance)

 

YEAR 9

Unit 1: PAGE TO STAGE ‘MUGGED’ (Scripted Performance)

Unit 2: THE SUITCASE (Improvisation)

Unit 3: RUNAWAY (Devised Performance)

 

Year 10

Unit 1: CHOCCY, CRISPY CRUNCHY POPS (Devised Performance/Media)

Unit 2: APRIL FOOL (SCRIPTED PERFORMANCE)

Unit 3: ROMEO AND JULIET (Dance Drama)

 

Key Stage 4

GCSE COURSE LAYOUT

 

DRAMA WRITTEN EXAM (40%)

3 QUESTION – 1 HR 30MINS

 

SET TEXT: BLOOD BROTHERS

 

- QUESTION 1 (COSTUME)

  8% (20 minutes)  16 MARKS

 

 

- QUESTION 2 (REHEARSAL WORK)

  20% (40 minutes)  40 MARKS

 

- QUESTION 3 (PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS/MODERATION SCRIPT)

  Part (a) 4%   8 MARKS

  Part (b) 8%   16 MARKS

  Total (12%) (30 minutes)

 

Total: 80 marks

 

 

MODERATION 60%

(2 Units)

 

UNIT 1: IMPROVISATION OR DEVISED PERFORMANCE (30%) (Year 11)

60 marks

  • AO1 = 10 MARKS (DEVELOPMENT)
  • AO2 = 40 MARKS (PERFROMANCE)
  • AO3 = 10 MARKS (APPRAISAL)

 

UNIT 2 SCRIPTED PERFORMANCE (30%)(Year12)

              (eg. JOYRIDERS/GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR)

60 marks

  • AO1 = 10 MARKS (DEVELOPMENT)
  • AO2 = 40 MARKS (PERFROMANCE)
  • AO3 = 10 MARKS (APPRAISAL)

 

 

Extra Curricular

  • Trips to the theatre
  • School Productions
  • After school drama

GCSE revision classes