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GCSE in Drama

Paphos Youth Theatre is able to offer the GCSE in drama because it is largely a practical course. 60% of the work is coursework based on practical exercises while 40% is performance orientated. Some written work is required but there is no formal written examination.

GCSE in Drama is a two year course but we hope to complete the course in less.  However, all parents should allow for a two year time frame.

We are offering the course at present to students in year 8 / age 12 onwards.

In order to successfully complete the GCSE in Drama, students must be prepared to undertake 3 hrs of drama lessons per week.

GCSE

Costs
The cost of the GCSE course is €160 per month (full fee list here). In addition there are two 6 hour assessed workshops during the course. The price of each workshop is €60. In the workshops students will be assessed by an external assessor. Each student’s portfolio will also be compiled, assessed and moderated. Students will be required to purchase any text books needed for the course.

Aim of Drama GCSE
To enable students to develop:

  • Imaginative powers and to create the practical skills needed to communicate and express ideas and feelings so as to create meaning in drama
  • investigative, analytical, experimental and interpretative capabilities, aesthetic understanding and critical skills
  • understanding of drama forms and an awareness of the context in which they operate
  • knowledge and understanding of drama within a social, cultural and historical context.

Assessment
Students will be assessed in their ability to:

  • respond to ideas, issues and/ or play texts and to create meaning and drama from ideas ,issues and play texts
  • present ideas to an audience using appropriate performance/ production skills to communicate their intentions
  • develop and explore ideas in order to create a meaningful piece of drama or to create a written response to a play text.
  • evaluate the effectiveness of their own drama work and the work of others and recognise the significance of social, historical and cultural influences.

Skills
Students are required to develop the following skills throughout the course:

  • acting and or design skills
  • inter-personal and group working skills
  • creative skills
  • improvisational skills
  • communication skills
  • evaluative skills.

Group

Days and times will be confirmed at the start of the course

GCSE Drama 2017/18

For more information, contact us at info@paphosyouththeatre.com

or tel. +0357 99 878521

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