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PERFORMING ARTS

KEY STAGE 4

Drama GCSE (AQA)

  • Component 1: Written exam (1hr. 45 minutes)

  • Component 2: Devising Drama (Practical moderation with written coursework)

  • Component 3 Script into Practice (Practical exam with visiting examiner)

Dance GCSE (AQA)

  • Component 1: Dance Appreciation (Written exam, 1 hr. 30 minutes)

  • Component 2: Performance and Choreography (practical moderation)

KEY STAGE 3

Year 7 Topics 
Drama

  • Introduction to performance skills

  • Greek Theatre

  • Shakespeare – the text will be chosen in relation to the Royal Shakespeare Associate School Programme

  • Commedia Dell’ Arte

  • An introduction to Naturalism

Year 8 Topics 
Drama

  • Musical Theatre

  • Theatre In Education

  • Devising from a Stimulus

  • Modern Theatre

  • Story Telling

Dance

  • An Introduction to Choreography

  • Analysing professional works: Swansong & Rosas Danst Rosas

  • American Jazz

  • Contemporary Dance

Year 9 Topics 
Drama

  • Performing from a Text: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

  • Devising from a stimulus

  • Performing from a Text: Noughts and Crosses

  • Analysing Live Theatre

KEY STAGE 5

Theatre Studies A2 (AQA)

  • Component 1: Drama and Theatre (3 hr. Written exam)

  • Component 2: Creating original Drama (Practical exam with written coursework)

  • Component 3 Making Theatre (Practical exam with written coursework)​

Dance A2 (AQA)

  • Component 1: Critical Engagement (Written exam, 2 hr. 30 minutes)

  • Component 2: Performance and Choreography (practical exam with visiting examiner)

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Mrs K Palma

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Miss M Baldwin, Mrs R Burgess, Miss S Hall

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