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Drama

Drama at Lutterworth college offers an in-depth learning experience. We develop critical thinking skills to analyse our own work as well as others. Drama gives students a new found creativity and confidence that is useful in every walk of life

Year 13 Drama group

KEY STAGE 3

The purpose of Drama at  Key stage 3 is to provide students with the opportunity to develop confidence and expressive skills.

Students will develop the ability to interpret texts and stimuli, discussing these in group work. We aim to develop students’ leadership and collaborative abilities and ultimately want to nurture creativity and respect for the ideas and opinions of others. In Year 7, the focus is on developing performance skills which they will go on to apply in Year 8 whilst studying differing art forms and genres i.e. Commedia Della Arte and Soap Opera.

GCSE OPTIONS

Course Title: GCSE Drama
Exam Board: OCR
Outcome: GCSE (Grades 9-1)
Course Contact: Mr R Rolfe

GCSE Drama is all about understanding what it is like to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.  You will play many parts in different imaginary situations.  You will have the opportunity to create your own work as well as look at plays written by other people.

Is this the right course for you?

  • You enjoy working as part of a group, sharing ideas and supporting one another.
  • You are willing to perform in front of others and enjoy interpreting a variety of roles.
  • You are prepared to evaluate the work of others positively and constructively.
  • You are happy to work hard and try your best, completing regular homework.
  • You will demonstrate an enthusiastic and positive attitude.
  • You would like the opportunity to see live theatre.
  • You will be committed and reliable when working as a group with a good attendance record so that you don’t impact negatively on the marks of others.
  • You are able to complete essays showing a good quality of written communication.

 

What does the course involve?

The GCSE Drama course is in three parts:

Devising Drama 60 marks / 30% Learners will research and explore stimulus, work collaboratively and create their own devised drama Learners will complete a portfolio of evidence Presenting and Performing Texts 60 marks / 30% Learners develop and apply theatrical skills in acting and design by presenting a showcase of two extracts from a performance text Drama: Performance and Response 80marks / 40% Written exam paper Learners will explore practically a performance text to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of drama. Learners will analyse and evaluate live theatre performance

Progression opportunities

A-Level Drama and Theatre is offered in the Sixth Form and is a useful qualification for students wishing to pursue a career that involves communication and people-orientated skills. You will also find that Drama will help you feel more self-confident and prepare you to deal with a range of different situations.

 

POST-16 OPTIONS

Course Title: BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts (Acting)
Exam Board: Edexcel
Outcome: Distinction* - Pass
Course Contact: Mr R Rolfe

 

What will I study?

BTEC Drama takes a holistic view of Drama education at Post-16 level and provides the opportunity to develop high skill levels in a range of acting techniques.

The course is delivered in a vocational context; therefore the majority of study will take place in our purpose built drama studio. There is a theoretical element to the course where students will develop knowledge on two key Drama practitioners and will demonstrate these skills through a written task in controlled conditions.  Practically, students will be assessed in a variety of contexts; monologues, duologues and large group performances and will also be assessed on their ability to work as an effective company member.  Students will be required to take part in regular self-assessment and evaluation in order to develop their skills; this information will be kept in a Performers logbook.  Students will also be required to take part in acting masterclasses.  Practical work will be performed in full scale performances to live audiences through studio performances.

The 2 year course is made up of 4 units and is equivalent to x1 A Level. 

 

Where will this course take me?

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts (Drama) is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment in the drama/performing arts industry.

Alternatively it can be used for progression to higher national diplomas or degrees in drama/performing arts, drama therapy, education amongst others.  The course is very practical and students will be expected to involve themselves in numerous performance projects which take place within the college day and in after school settings.  Due to the focus on performance projects, it is expected that students will be available for performance outside of normal college hours, as required at various stages of the year.  The course aims to prepare students for the real world of work in the performing arts, therefore it is expected that students will be available to attend extra-curricular rehearsals as arranged and agreed by the company.  

 

Entry requirements:

GCSE Drama grade 6 or an equivalent performing arts qualification (see subject contact for equivalencies).

 

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