This course is designed for anyone who has an interest in Drama, whether from a personal, vocational or academic point of view, or a combination of these. Throughout the course you will use a variety of drama, theatre and production techniques to explore a range of issues, topics and themes. The activities and experiences involved in the course contribute to your personal growth by developing self-awareness, confidence and social and communication skills.
All pupils will learn skills in Acting, Directing, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Costume Design, Theatrical Makeup (always popular), Props and Evaluating. The pupils choose their area of expertise in the final unit.
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UNIT 1 - DRAMA SKILLS
In groups you will explore issues, topics and themes through various stimuli. You will devise and direct others in a short scene within the overall drama.
We will cover
Language and Voice
Form Stucture and Conventions
Genre and Style
Themes and Issues
Purpose and Message
UNIT 2 - PRODUCTION SKILLS
In the context of problem solving tasks pupils will study the mood, atmosphere, characters and relationships.
Pupils will gain experience of developing production skills in:
Makeup (always popular)
Internal Assessment: Continuous throughout the unit.
UNIT 3 - ADDED VALUE PRODUCTION
Pupils will integrate and consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired in the first two units by cooperating and participating in the staging of a small-scale production.
You do not have to do Acting, you can chose a specialism of Acting, Lighting, Sound, Costume, Makeup, or Props.
Continuous throughout the unit.
Folio of Evidence.
Written Examination for Nat 5