KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Drama
Term 1Completing Component 1 performances and portfolios   
Devising and performing Component 1 pieces. Portfolios completed.
Assessment: Final marks for C1 (40% of GCSE) NEAKey Words and Terms
 
Term 2Component 3 Revision and Start Component 2 preparation   
Revision of the play '1984' for C3. Preparation for mock exam (including live theatre evaluation) Focus on design elements (visual communication; staging; set and props – including stage furniture and personal props; lighting – including colour, types of lights, gobos, transitions and effects; sound – including sound effects, music, live and recorded; costume, makeup, masks). Reading of the play for C2; analysing the playwright’s meaning (themes, genre, structure, character, form, style, language, stage directions), characterisation (vocal and physical interpretations) and theatrical conventions, including introduction to basic design elements (staging, costume, lighting, set, sound). Rehearse and perform extracts from the play.
Assessment: Mock exam based on Component 3Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Component 2 preparation   
Component 2 Reading of the play and analysing the playwright’s meaning (themes, genre, structure, character, form, style, language, stage directions), characterisation (vocal and physical interpretations) and theatrical conventions, including introduction to basic design elements (staging, costume, lighting, set, sound). Rehearsing and refining work.
Assessment: Preparation for external assessment of performance by examiner.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Component 2 assessment and Component 3 preparation    
Final performance of Component 2 to an external examiner. Revision of the play '1984', performance techniques and design elements, differentiating between performer, director and designer. Consideration of interpretation (understand the practices used in 21st century theatre-making; layered meanings and different possible interpretations; understanding of social, historical and cultural contexts and its impact on interpretation and meaning – e.g. an examination of the differences in interpretation between the 1949 novel and the 2014 play).
Assessment: External exam Component 2 (20%)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Final Written Examination preparation for Component 3   
Revision and Exam Practice
Assessment: Ongoing exam practice prior to final GCSE C3 examKey Words and Terms
 

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