Drama - Year 12

Drama Overview

TERM 1: Induction Period

INDUCTION PERIOD

To understand the requirements of the three components at A level and how they relate to each other.

To understand how assessment takes place and what assessment will be undertaken.

To understand the core skills being developed in the qualification:

The ability to recognise and understand the interrelationship between performer, designer and director.

The understanding that texts and extracts studied may represent a range of social, historical and cultural contexts

The ability to analyse and evaluate their work and the work of others.

The ability to understand how performance texts can be interpreted and performed.

THEATRE VISIT AND REVIEW

To reflect on own experience as an audience member and understand the processes and practices used in the production.

COMP 3 SECTION B – ‘THAT FACE’

To understand how to approach the text as a theatre maker.

Discussion to identify key aspects of the text. Workshop to explore the text in practice.

In small groups, students create and perform.

  1. Exam styles questions: Students will be assessed on their knowledge and understanding of the set text ‘That Face’ and answer an 18 mark question from a performers point of view.

    Students will also write a theatre review based on a live piece of theatre seen.

    Students will be encouraged to perform during the School’s open event for Yr6 students and their parents.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

TERM 2: Comp 3 section A and B -

COMP 3 SECTION B – ‘THAT FACE’

Students focus on a character from the text to bring to life. Group presentations on their interpretation of this character.

Students focus on a design element that they would use to bring an extract from the text to life.

Group presentations on these design elements.

Students to select a monologue/duologue from the text and prepare a performance of this. The focus being a performer and designer.

COMP 1 – DEVISING

The complete study and understanding of a new text. This will act as springboard for students devised work.

Students will also experience weekly workshops based on the style of various practitioners.

Exploring an extract in light of a practitioner. Students develop ideas about how to bring the extract to life using the work of the practitioner and perform the extract to the rest of the class.

Portfolio evidence -

To understand how to build a portfolio of process evidence

To understand how assessment criteria/descriptors apply to your work.

  1. Exam styles questions: Students will be assessed on their knowledge and understanding of the set text ‘That Face’ and answer an 18 mark question from a designers point of view.

    Students will practically perform a monologue/duologue from ‘That Face’ and be asses against the Comp 2 criteria.

    An informal presentation of their devised work so far will be expected.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

TERM 3 and TERM 4: Comp 1 - Devising

Rehearsal and performance of group piece. Completion of portfolio.

Students understand the analysis and refinement process.

Further research and practical exploration of theatre practitioners may be necessary.

  1. Practical and portfolio evidence.
  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

TERM 5: 'That Face' and live theatre

REVISION FOR UCAS EXAM (JUNE)

(REVISIT) COMP 3 SECTION B

Recap (discussion and practical work) on what the initial explorations covered.

Recap (discussion and practical work) on what the initial explorations covered focusing on aspects of performer work.

Recap (discussion and practical work) on what the initial explorations covered focusing on aspects of designer work.

COMP 3 SECTION A – Live Theatre

Students prepare theatre evaluation notes.

Students write responses to sample questions.

Exam practice.

  1. Mock paper for Comp 3 section A and B ONLY.
  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

TERM 6: Revision and assessment

Students will complete their UCAS exam and be on study leave for two weeks during this term. Students will begin their Year 13 topics starting with the following:

Introducing the complete performance text - SECTION C ‘WOYZECK’

Students to read the complete play text. Discussion to identify key aspects of the text.

Workshop to explore the text in practice

  1. In small groups, students create and perform a five-minute version of the work, to show to each other.
  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community: