Drama - Curriculum page - Codsall Community High School
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Drama – Curriculum page

A brief overview of the course

It’s broken down into three units:

Component 1- Exploring the Performing Arts (Internal 30%)
This unit is made up to develop your understanding of the performing arts by examining practitioners and to look at the process used to create performances.
The component is made up of:
• Professional practitioners’ performance material, influence, creative outcomes and purpose: Creative intensions- themes/issues/styles/genres/influences. Purposes; educational/informative/entertainment/challenge.
• Practitioners’ roles, responsibilities and skills: Performance role- actor, learning about their contribution to a performance.
• Process used in a performance: Whilst rehearsing- Discussions, research, development of skill, refining/adjusting work, reflecting.
• Technical and approaches used in performance: Rehearsal, production, technical rehearse; dress rehearsal, performance and evaluation.
Component 2- Developing Skills & Techniques in Performing Arts (Internal 30%)
This unit will teach them the performing arts skills & techniques through the reproduction of acting repertoire.
The component is made up of:
• Development of physical vocal and interpretive skills.
• Develop skills and techniques during the rehearsal process- Experimenting and practice of skills, character development and communication skills, respond to feedback and absorb and apply corrections, reviewing of skills and developing positive behaviours and attitudes to your own work and that of others.
• Applications of skills & techniques during rehearsal- Applying skills to practical work to support your personal development as an actor.
• Applications of skills & techniques in performance- Applying skills and techniques that communicate through practical work- pre-existing material brought to life.
• Reviewing of your own development of skills and techniques for performance- Reviewing the application of skills and techniques in a final performance to show your development as an actor.
• Review own application of skills and techniques in performance- Reviewing your application of skills and techniques in a final performance to show your development as an actor.
Component 3- Performing to a brief
This will offer learners the opportunity to work as part of a group to create a workshop performance in response to a given brief and stimulus.

This component is made up off-

• Understand how to respond to a brief
• Select and develop skills and techniques in response to a brief
• Apply skills and techniques in a workshop performance in response to a brief.
• Evaluate the development process and outcome in response to a brief.
This course is a BTEC which you have to require evidence throughout the course to ensure that you gain the correct qualification. The evidence can be provided in different ways:
• Homework Diaries/ Workshop Notes
• Independent Research
• Practical Exploration/ Live performances to audiences/ Video Recordings/ Witness statement

Throughout this course students will study:

• Acting
• Improvisation (spontaneous and rehearsed
• Devised work
• Masks; trestle and neutral
• Practioners/ vocal & movement workshops
• Lighting and sound
• Stage management
• Physical theatre/ theatre in Education

Roles students will take-

• Team workers
• Reflective learners
• Creative thinkers
• Effective participators
• Independent enquirers
• Self-managers