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Specification Code


Exam Dates And Deadlines

Compulsory trip to be arranged for Year 11 (from September 2019 - March 2020 subject to show availability).

Term 1 – mid October - PPE performance of Devised pieces. First submission of Devising Log.

Term 2 – mid November - final performance of Devised pieces. Final submission of Devising Log at the end of Term 2.

Term 3 - Beginning of January: Year 11 GCSE Drama PPE – Written Paper [Component 3]. Begin Texts in Practice in groups.

Term 4 – Beginning of March – Drama recital evening – PPE performance of Texts in Practice. End of Term 4 - Final examination (visiting examiner) Texts in Practice. [Date TBC] 

Term 5 – Mid-end of May - GCSE Drama Component 3 written examination paper [Date TBC]

Workshop Night

Tuesday week 2

Head of Department Guidance

As senior Drama students, it is expected that all students on the course will attend workshops and either Fulston Youth Theatre on a weekly basis or arrange regular rehearsals with fellow actors to continue to improve and refine skills and performances. All Drama students should take part in a range of performances throughout the year including recital evenings and theatre productions.

Students must dedicate sufficient time to learning lines, practicing their performances and meeting with their group members on a regular basis. It is vital they arrange regular rehearsals with actors to ensure they are prepared for the examination day.

Students should seek help from Mrs Marchant where needed, who can be found in the Performing Arts block/Studio.

KS4 Enrichment Sessions are available for students to attend at lunchtimes throughout the year. 

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