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Head of Drama: Ms S. Glynn

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Assessment Information


Exam Board: Edexcel
Assessment: Three components assessed through performance, coursework and examinations
- Component 1: Devising (group performance plus written coursework) - 40%​
- Component 2: Performing (two extracts from a play) - 20%​
- Component 3: Set text and Live theatre (1 hour 45 minute exam completed at the end of Year 11) - 40%​
Revision Guide: DNA revision guide (set text)


Exam Board: Edexcel
Assessment: Three components assessed through performance, coursework and examinations
- Component 1: Devising - 40% assessed by written coursework

  • Group performance in the style of a practitioner, stimulated by a text, plus individual written coursework

- Component 2: Text in Performance - 20% assessed by a practical exam

  • Two extracts in total, taken from two contrasting plays: one group piece and one of a choice of monologue or duologue

- Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice – 40% assessed by a written exam 

  • Section A ‘Live Theatre Evaluation’ of a live performance
  • Section B ‘Practical Exploration of a Set Text’ as a designer or performer
  • Section C ‘Director’s Conceptualisation (of a second set text) in the style of a practitioner

Revision Guide: Edexcel A level Drama study guide and Student course book