Turing House
KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 Drama
Term 1 and 2 Devising Project    
GCSE Drama starts with a devising project, where pupils will form a theatre company and produce a piece of devised theatre to be performed to a younger audience. During the project pupils will learn key skills in devising which will be used in their GCSE Component 1 unit later in the year. They will write an essay detailing the devising process.
Assessment: Pupils will be assessed midway through the unit on key words and practically on their individual performance. At the end of the unit, pupils will be assessed against GCSE criteria on their final individual performance and essay.Key Words and Terms
Term 3 and 4Script Work Project: DNA    
In double lessons, pupils will practically explore our core text: DNA by Dennis Kelly. In single lessons, pupils will learn to answer exam questions on the play. Throughout the unit we will look at: performance skills, vocal skills, sound, lighting, costume and set design. We will also visit the theatre in preparation for the live theatre section of the GCSE exam.
Assessment: Midway through the unit, pupils will be assessed against the GCSE criteria with a performance exam. At the end of the unit, pupils will sit a GCSE style written paper.Key Words and Terms
Term 5 and 6GCSE Devising   
Pupils will begin their GCSE devising unit (component 1). They will work in groups to create their own piece of theatre based on a given stimulus. They will write a portfolio essay on the process.
Assessment: Pupils will sit a mid-term mock exam.Key Words and Terms