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GCSE Drama

Course Details

Course title: GCSE Drama
Exam board: Eduqas
Available grades: 1-9
Content overview:  

  • Component 1: Devising Theatre
  • Component 2: Performing from a text
  • Component 3: Interpreting theatre



Non-exam assessments:

Component 1: Devising Theatre 40%

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

Component 2: Performing from a text 20%

  • Assessment of acting or design
  • Learners study two extracts from the same performance text

Learners participate in one performance using sections of texts from both extracts

Written Exam 40%Component

3: Interpreting theatre

  • Questions on a set text
  • Live theatre review


Skills required to be successful:  

  • Confidence in performing
  • Interest in acting and drama technique
  • Analysis skills – to collect and gather information and see a problem or situation from different viewpoints
  • Evaluation skills


Further study links: A level Drama
Career opportunities:  

  • Drama teacher
  • Actor
  • Film Director
  • Drama therapist
  • Theatre director
  • Stage manager