Drama

OCR Drama GCSE

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn 1st half term

Introduction to genre and style. Exploring Blood Brothers by Willy Russell looking at act 1. Baseline assessment on characterization.

Completing section 2 of the portfolio and review devised pieces and writing section 3 evaluation. Introduction to Live Theatre Review- watch ‘Things I know to be true’ by Frantic assembly - Focus on plot, style, genre and context.

Autumn 2nd half term

Introduction to Presenting and Performing texts developing character and performance skills and introduction to writing a concept pro forma. Exploring Blood Brothers by Willy Russell looking at act 1 and focusing on historical/social/cultural context. Mock paper 1.

Devising drama complete portfolio. Introduction to presenting and performing texts, complete Concept Pro Forma question 1 and 2. Analyse and evaluate ‘Things I know to be true’ - focus on design aspects. Mock paper 4

 

 

Spring 1st half term

 

Presenting and performing text mock assessment and completion of concept pro forma. Exploring Blood Brothers by Willy Russell looking at act 2 and focusing on themes within the play and stage layouts and set design. Developing presenting and performing texts, complete Concept Pro Forma question 3 and 4. Analyse and evaluate ‘Things I know to be true’ – focus on characterisation Explore in more depth Blood Brothers considering actor/designer/director roles.

Spring 2nd half term

 

Introduction to devising drama and the exam paper, exploring and researching the given stimuli, start section 1 of the portfolio. Exploring Blood Brothers by Willy Russell looking at act 2 and focusing on lighting and costume design. Mock paper 2. Presenting and performing text final assessment (external examiner). Analyse and evaluate ‘Things I know to be true’ – answering the question preparation. Mock paper 5.

Summer 1st half term

Creating and developing devised pieces, complete section 1 of the portfolio. Exploring Blood Brothers by Willy Russell looking at act 2 and sound design and how to answer the written paper.

Written paper preparation/revision. Written paper exam.

 

 

Summer 2nd half term

Devising drama final assessment and start section 2 of the portfolio. Exploring Blood Brothers by Willy Russell looking at act 2 and focusing on key characters. Preparing for the written paper. Mock paper 3.

 

Course completed

 

 

 

 


Curriculum Assessment

Years 10 and 11 will also have regular, low stakes diagnostic tests to check understanding and various accumulative written tests every half term to check their understanding. These tests build each half term in length and complexity as they review previous topics as well as current ones. Alongside this they will be assessed in their practical work where they receive regular, personal verbal feedback and written feedback on areas of strengths and areas to improve.


Extra-curricular opportunities

Drama offers a wide variety of opportunities outside of the classroom. We offer an after school drama club at key stage 3, which leads to performance opportunities in our Summer Arts Festival.  Alongside side this we plan in an annual theatre trip and we work collaboratively across the Expressive Arts Team to stage a whole school musical production.


Essential equipment

GCSE classes at key stage 4 are required to purchase two revision guides to support the OCR course.