The aims of the Drama department are to encourage and develop:   Creativity, Confidence, Sensitivity

 

Drama at The Crypt School

Teaching staff:

Miss A Green

At The Crypt we believe that Drama is an extremely important and influential part of the secondary school curriculum.  This is why we allocate one hour a week to all KS3 students.  In addition to that we offer GCSE Drama and hope to offer A Level in the near future. 

We believe that Drama enables our pupils to:

  • Work as part of a team to make decisions
  • Think outside of the box when given a task to complete
  • Evaluate work verbally, giving both positive feedback and constructive criticism
  • Think creatively, both individually and sharing ideas
  • Gain confidence both in and out of the classroom.

KS3

At KS3, our main aim is to ensure our students understand the importance of teamwork and how this can transfer into their core subjects, for example: public speaking, confidence building, problem solving etc.  We do this by working on six different topics every year within in year group. 

YEAR 7:

  • Darkwood Manor
  • Radio Drama
  • Mime and Mask
  • Responsibility 1
  • Making and Responding: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Oliver!

Year 8:

  • Setting the scene
  • Bugsy Malone
  • Responsibility 2
  • The power of images
  • Silent film
  • Matilda.

Year 9:

  • Why choose GCSE Drama?
  • Blood Brothers
  • Physical Theatre
  • Lighting and set design
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Devising with theatre practitioners.

GCSE

We offer GCSE Drama (Eduqas exam board).  We chose Eduqas as we felt this board best met the needs of our students. 

The WJEC Eduqas GCSE in Drama is an exciting, inspiring and practical course.

The specification promotes involvement in and enjoyment of drama, as performers and/or designers. Additionally it provides opportunities to attend live theatre performances and to develop skills as informed and thoughtful audience members.

 WJEC, 2017.

Eduqas GCSE Drama breakdown

COMPONENT

PERCENTAGE OF QUALIFICATION

ASSESSMENT

1

 

Devising Theatre

 

 

 

40% (60 marks)

  1. Devised piece of theatre (15 marks)
  2. Portfolio of supporting evidence (30 marks)
  3. Evaluation of performance (15 marks)

 

INTERNALLY ASSESSED

2

 

Performing from a text

 

 

20% (60 marks)

  1. Performing TWO extracts from the same text.

 

EXTERNALLY ASSESSED

3

 

Interpreting Theatre

 

 

 

40% (60 marks)

  1. Written examination (1hr 30 minutes)
  2. Section A – questions based on DNA by Dennis Kelly (45 marks)
  3. Section B – Live theatre review (15 marks).

 

EXTERNALLY ASSESSED

 

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