Year 10 — Drama

Term 1: Component 1: Introduction to Devising

Mock - Create and develop a devised piece from a stimulus (free choice for centre). • Performance of this devised piece or design realisation for this performance. • Analyse and evaluate the devising process and performance. • Performer or designer routes available.

There are two parts to the assessment: 1) a portfolio covering the creating and developing process and analysis and evaluation of this process (45 marks, 30 marks assessing 2) a devised performance/design realisation (15 marks, assessing AO2).

Mock practical performance of their devised drama piece and a mock performance log.

Stimulus

A photo, poem or picture used to develop ideas for devised performances

Accent

A distinctive way of pronouncing a language.

Body language

The non-verbal way in which a person communicates their physical and mental state through using facial expressions, gesture and posture.

Character

A person portrayed by an actor in a play; an individual in a narrative or non-fiction text; a real or imaginary individual's personality or reputation.

Choral Speech

A speech spoken by more than one person. Can be spoken in unison or with words and phrases repeated or echoed through the speech.

Contemporary

Theatre that is happening at the moment and that attempts to relate to the audience.

Devised

Creating and developing a performance together as a group.

Diction

The clarity of words when spoken or sung.

Direct Address

When a speaker or writer directly addresses another individual.

Facial Expressions

An aspect of body language, using the face to convey emotions or feelings.

Gesture

A movement of the head, hand or other body part to express meaning.

Levels

Levels can be created through position of the body, set or staging. They show action in a different place/time and can reflect relationships.

Mime

Acting through body movement without the use of speech.

Physical Theatre

A mime technique in which actors use their bodies to create props or part of the set.

Proxemics

The distance between performers on stage that shows the relationship between characters.

Structure

The way a text is built and shaped. Chapters, plot, acts, scenes, stanzas, narrative, verse form, rhyme and rhythm are all aspects of structure.

Style

How theatrical ideas are presented on stage.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

To explore different themes to develop ideas and imagination

Create a supportive community:

To work as a team and to listen and progress together

Term 2: Component 1: Developing Devising Work

Mock - Create and develop a devised piece from a stimulus (free choice for centre). • Performance of this devised piece or design realisation for this performance. • Analyse and evaluate the devising process and performance. • Performer or designer routes available.

There are two parts to the assessment: 1) a portfolio covering the creating and developing process and analysis and evaluation of this process (45 marks, 30 marks assessing 2) a devised performance/design realisation (15 marks, assessing AO2).

AO1, AO2 and AO4 are assessed. • Internally assessed and externally moderated.

Accent

A distinctive way of pronouncing a language.

Body language

The non-verbal way in which a person communicates their physical and mental state through using facial expressions, gesture and posture.

Character

A person portrayed by an actor in a play; an individual in a narrative or non-fiction text; a real or imaginary individual's personality or reputation.

Choral Speech

A speech spoken by more than one person. Can be spoken in unison or with words and phrases repeated or echoed through the speech.

Contemporary

Theatre that is happening at the moment and that attempts to relate to the audience.

Devised

Creating and developing a performance together as a group.

Diction

The clarity of words when spoken or sung.

Direct Address

When a speaker or writer directly addresses another individual.

Facial expression

An aspect of body language, using the face to convey emotions or feelings.

Gesture

A movement of the head, hand or other body part to express meaning.

Levels

Levels can be created through position of the body, set or staging. They show action in a different place/time and can reflect relationships.

Mime

Acting through body movement without the use of speech.

Physical Theatre

A mime technique in which actors use their bodies to create props or part of the set.

Proxemics

The distance between performers on stage that shows the relationship between characters.

Stimulus

A photo, poem or picture used to develop ideas for devised performances

Structure

The way a text is built and shaped. Chapters, plot, acts, scenes, stanzas, narrative, verse form, rhyme and rhythm are all aspects of structure.

Style

How theatrical ideas are presented on stage.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

To work as a team and to ensure focus at all times

Create a supportive community:

To support peers and to encourage progression

Term 3: Component 3: Theatre makers in Practice

Practical exploration and study of one complete performance text. – DNA by Dennis Kelly.

45 marks, assessing AO3. • This section consists of one question broken into six parts.

Live Theatre evaluation.

15 marks, assessing AO4. • This section consists of two questions requiring students to analyse and evaluate a live theatre performance they have seen. Students are allowed to bring in theatre evaluation notes of up to a maximum of 500 words.

Practise questions based around the text DNA, this will demonstrate understanding of plot, character and themes.

Script

A work collated to encourage learning and story

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

To focus on key skills in a scripted performance and live theatre

Create a supportive community:

To develop a appreciation of the arts and to transfer that to the classroom and learning

Term 4: Component 3: Theatre

Practical exploration and study of one complete performance text. – DNA by Dennis Kelly.

45 marks, assessing AO3. • This section consists of one question broken into six parts.

Live Theatre evaluation.

15 marks, assessing AO4. • This section consists of two questions requiring students to analyse and evaluate a live theatre performance they have seen. Students are allowed to bring in theatre evaluation notes of up to a maximum of 500 words.

Practise questions from past papers to engage students in expectations for the written exam.

Analyse

To interpret and explain a text

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

To focus on key skills in a scripted performance and live theatre

Create a supportive community:

To develop a appreciation of the arts and to transfer that to the classroom and learning

Term 5: Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice

Practical exploration and study of one complete performance text. – DNA by Dennis Kelly.

45 marks, assessing AO3. • This section consists of one question broken into six parts.

Live Theatre evaluation.

15 marks, assessing AO4. • This section consists of two questions requiring students to analyse and evaluate a live theatre performance they have seen. Students are allowed to bring in theatre evaluation notes of up to a maximum of 500 words.

Mock written exam comprising of set texts questions and questions on a live theatre production.

Theatre Practitioner

Someone who practices theatre in many creative ways

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

To focus on key skills in a scripted performance and live theatre

Create a supportive community:

To develop a appreciation of the arts and to transfer that to the classroom and learning

Term 6: Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice

Practical exploration and study of one complete performance text. – DNA by Dennis Kelly.

45 marks, assessing AO3. • This section consists of one question broken into six parts.

Live Theatre evaluation.

15 marks, assessing AO4. • This section consists of two questions requiring students to analyse and evaluate a live theatre performance they have seen. Students are allowed to bring in theatre evaluation notes of up to a maximum of 500 words.

AO3 & AO4 is assessed.

Evaluation

Making a judgement of something, in this instance a judgement of a live theatre performance.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

To learn lines and to gain responsibility of their exam performance

Create a supportive community:

To perform a strong piece of Drama to an examiner, this will develop the strength of the arts in the school