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Key Stage 4 BTEC
KS3 Drama Course Overview: (What will students learn?) Year 7: HT1 & HT2 – Introduction to Drama HT3 & HT4 – Commedia Dell’Arte HT5 & HT6 – Devising Theatre Year 8: HT1 & HT2 – Shakespeare in Performance HT3 & HT4 – Theatre in Education HT5 & HT6 – Witchcraft & The Crucible Internal Assessment: Pupils will be assessed half-termly through three methods of assessment: Making (based on rehearsal), Performing (based on a final performance in front of the class) and Responding (a short written evaluation.)
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KS4 Drama Course Title: GCSE 1-9 Drama Grading: Grades 1-9 Course Overview: (What will students learn?) Three Components: Devised Performance and Portfolio Practical Performance Exam Written Exam External Assessment: Component 2 is externally assessed by a visiting examiner who watches the students perform and grades them on their acting skills. Component 3 is an externally assessed written exam based on a play text studied through the course. Internal Assessment: Component 1 is a devised performance, created by the students and presented to a live audience. It is accompanied by a portfolio of notes evaluating their process and final performance. Internally set and marked by the school.
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KS4 BTEC Drama Course Title: BTEC Level 2 Tech Level in Performing Arts Grading: Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction* Course Overview: (What will students learn?) Three Components: Exploring the Performing Arts Developing Skills and Techniques Performing to a Brief External Assessment: Component 3 – Performing to a Brief. Undertaken in Year 11, the exam board set a brief and the students have to create performances based on this and deliver to a live audience. Video Recorded and externally marked. Internal Assessment: Components 1 & 2 are internally set and marked by the school.
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Lightcliffe Academy, Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TL Tel: 01422 201028 Fax: 01422 204615 Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 257877
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