Drama and Theatre Studies
What is the aim of the course?
To celebrate the art of the theatre which reflects and affects the world in which we live. You will develop as a performer, playwright, director and designer. As a Drama student, you will make a significant contribution to the artistic culture of Langdon Academy; through a series of productions that will be recognised at a local, national and international level.
What will you study in this subject?
As a performer and/or theatre designer (lighting, set, sound, costume, mask, make-up and puppetry), you will devise plays and document the development of your ideas and intentions. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman will be explored practically and assessed in a written examination.
Shakespeare School Festival 2018
All students will participate in a production of The Merchant of Venice in October (on stage or behind the scenes) performed in a professional theatre.
Devising Drama (40%) Practical
Create and document your own productions based on news stories that you want to investigate.
Theatre Production (20%) Practical
Perform a range of plays which challenge and inspire you to re-think ideas about the human condition
Written Examination (40%)
A 1 hour 45 min examination: based on a piece of live theatre e.g. ‘Women in Black’, and Noughts and Crosses adapted by Dominic Cooke.
How is your work assessed?
What qualification will I get?
GCSE in Drama