Exam Board: WJEC

Course code / Specification number: 4150

Level of qualification: GCSE

What will the students learn about?

Practitioners and styles of performance (e.g. Brecht, Stanislavski, Theatre in Education, Physical Theatre) and rehearsal techniques used

How to devise a piece of Drama in a particular style working from a stimulus and perform as a group

How to evaluate live performance

Directing and designing from a set play text

How to perform from a script to a live audience

How to evaluate own and other performances/ rehearsal process

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

  • Performance
  • Evaluation
  • Directing
  • Designing
  • Team work
  • Dissecting a script

How will students learning be assessed?

Unit 1 Devised performance in their chosen style based on their chosen stimulus and produce a written evaluation of the process and final outcome 40%

Unit 2 Scripted performance (in front of an external examiner) 20%

Unit 3 Written exam (based on the play text studied in class and an evaluation of their performance) 40%

What grades can students achieve?


After completing this course – what can students progress on to?

  • A Levels in Drama and Theatre Studies/ Performing Arts
  • Various Performing Arts qualifications available (e.g. Btec)
  • Following this:
  • Stage school
  • Teaching/ training/ coaching
  • Professional performance work for a theatre company/ agent
  • Script writing
  • Directing
  • Stage Designing
  • Stage Lighting
  • Sound technician etc...

For further information, please contact:

Miss White: s.white@fhs.essex.sch.uk