Across the Windsor Academy Trust, we will develop the creative ability and high levels of confidence in all students to become artistic performers. The transferable skills developed will help to unlock positive attributes in leadership, communication, negotiation and empathy.
Exam Board: Edexcel
You will have the opportunity to develop and perform your own original devised work, as well as the writing of published playwrights. Set texts and written responses will require you to articulate how you would perform in certain roles, and design for certain scenes, putting practical work at the heart of this course.
Component 1: Devising (40%)
In small groups you will create and develop an original performance piece. There are two parts to the assessment:
Component 2: Performance from Text (20%)
You will perform two scripted extracts from a published play.
Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice (40%)
This is a 1 hour 45 minute written exam.
You will develop the following skills:
Where can it take me?
Post 16 courses are available for continued study, including A level Drama, offered at Windsor Sixth Form, A level Performing Arts and BTEC Performing Arts.
Career opportunities include:
Arts & theatre administration, arts journalism, director, actor, designer, playwright, stage management, theatre management, theatrical agent, technician, broadcasting, media presenting, education, drama therapy, education and script writing. Drama also builds skills such as communication, co-operation, problem solving, confidence and perception; skills you will find beneficial in any job.
Please contact: Ms K McAlinden (Curriculum Leader of Drama)