KS3 Learning

Throughout Expressive Arts we aim to offer a full range of support in Music, Drama and Dance. This support spans all years from 7 up to cohort 11, with the My Learning Choices playing a huge part in learners individually excelling. We have specifically created designs of learning for cohorts 7 and 8 In order to support individual as well as group exploration and development, so that we can encourage learner’s personal enthusiasm in the Arts. We are emphasising the importance of self-discovery and learning through personal interests.

Within this two year journey learners can expect; to be intrigued, experiment their way through varying degrees of success, work in a variety of groups and lead their own learning path. Learners can also rely on the support and facilitation of the specialist teachers within the subjects’ three areas, Music, Drama and Dance.

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At Honywood we explore a wide range of Dance, Drama and Music within Expressive Arts. Cohorts 7 and 8 have the opportunity to discover through practical workshops the techniques, creative approaches, history and theory that enable dancers, musicians and actors to excel both individually and as part of a group. Each group will rotate throughout dance, drama and music experiences throughout the two years with each Design for Learning being purposefully designed through the lens of the My Learning Attributes. By the end of Cohort 8 every learner will have discovered how each of the eight MLAs are support progress in the world of Expressive Arts. We pride ourselves in giving learners a huge amount of choice in how they approach their sessions and ensure that as well as the performance careers within the arts, the thousands of behind-the-scenes roles such as producers, lighting technicians, choreographers,

Within this two year journey learners can expect; to be intrigued, experiment their way through varying degrees of success, work in a variety of groups and lead their own learning path. Learners can also rely on the support and facilitation of the specialist teachers within the subjects’ three areas, Music, Drama and Dance.

DRAMA GCSE
Exam board: EDUCAS
Grades available: 9-1

 

What skills will learners develop and demonstrate?

By taking GCSE drama, learners will explore a variety of dramatic skills such as performance, directing and design elements of drama. They will also have the opportunity to develop a variety of teamwork, leadership, social and organisational skills. Learners will be working with scripts, will analyse and experience live performances as part of their ongoing drama development.

The course will offer learners the opportunity both to expand on the knowledge they already have, as well as developing their interpretation, improvisation and acting skills to a higher level.

Youngsters will learn through a combination of practical and theoretical work, guided by specialist teaching. They will be able to develop the skills learnt through KS3 drama, and shape their learning in the direction they wish. There will have the opportunity to take part in workshops and trips that will extend and support the knowledge given to them in the classroom.

This course is open to anyone who enjoys working as part of a team, and would like to build on their confidence through performing. Anyone can be successful at GCSE drama.

How will learners be assessed?

The course is split into 3 units:

Component 1: Devising Theatre
Non-exam assessment: Internally assessed, externally moderated
40% of qualification

Component 2: Performing from a Text
Non-exam assessment: externally assessed by a visiting examiner
20% of qualification

Component 3: Interpreting Theatre
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
40% of qualification

Learners will be assessed through performance and written work that is internally assessed, a performance assessed by a visiting examiner, and one examination that assesses learners ability to analyse one set text as an actor, designer and director.

What could this course lead to in the future?

GCSE drama could lead onto a variety of career paths as it develops social and teamwork skills to a high level. Such paths could include:
• A wide range of roles within musical theatre, drama, performing arts, education
• Media and television
• Studying further and higher education courses at college and university
• Non-performance focused specialisms such as script writer, lighting technician, set designer

 

 

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