GCSE Drama inspires creativity, personal growth, self-confidence, communication and analytical skills through the acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding and the exercise of the imagination.
The Eduqas GCSE in Drama is an engaging and practical course. At St Edmund’s, GCSE Drama promotes involvement in and enjoyment of drama, as performers and/or designers.
Additionally, this GCSE provides opportunities to attend live theatre performances and to develop skills as informed and thoughtful audience members.
GCSE Drama offers a broad and coherent course of study that develops skills in:
- Applying knowledge and understanding when making, performing and responding to drama.
- Exploring performance texts, understanding their social, cultural and historical context including the theatrical conventions of the period in which they were created.
- Developing a range of theatrical skills and apply them to create performances.
- Working collaboratively to generate, develop and communicate ideas.
- Developing as creative, effective, independent and reflective learners able to make informed choices in process and performance.
- Contributing as an individual to a theatrical performance.
- Reflecting on and evaluating work produced and the work of others.
- Developing an awareness and understanding of the roles and processes undertaken in contemporary professional theatre practice.
- Adopting safe working practices.
Students who enjoy this course enjoy thinking creatively about a broad range of subjects. Drama provides the opportunity to capitalise upon many areas of interest and use these to enhance the work of the performer. There are opportunities to develop leadership skills, manage projects and excel in one or two particular areas of expertise.