The Drama GCSE will engage students through encouraging creativity, focusing on practical work which reflects twenty-first century theatre practice and developing skills that will support progression to further study of drama and a wide range of other subjects.
Clear and coherent structure
The Drama GCSE has a straightforward structure with three components, one that focuses on devising, one that focuses on performing in or designing for a performance from a text and one that focuses on practical understanding of a performance text.
This new qualification focuses on the practical exploration of performance texts. The performance text that will be studied for the examination will require students to articulate how they would perform in certain roles, and direct and design for certain extracts, putting practical work at the heart of the qualification.
Engaging prescribed texts
There are a list of performance texts that will engage students and will inspire teachers and students.