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6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 12 Drama
Term 1Page to stage   
Students will practically explore a performance text to consider how theatrical ideas might be realised in performance and communicated to an audience. They will need to consider how performers and designers use theatrical conventions and dramatic elements to realise ideas from the page to the stage. Students will respond to an unseen extract from their chosen performance text in the examination. They will be asked to consider a possible staging of the selected unseen extract and the intended impact their creative ideas will have on an audience.
Assessment: ● 36 marks, assessing AO3. ● Students answer two extended response questions based on an unseen extract from the performance text they have studied. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Page to stage 2   
Students will continue to practically explore their set text considering how theatrical ideas might be realised in performance and communicated to an audience.
Assessment: ● 36 marks, assessing AO3. ● Students answer two extended response questions based on an unseen extract from the performance text they have studied.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Page to Stage 3   
Students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of their set text and apply their learning when answering exam style questions.
Assessment: ● 36 marks, assessing AO3. ● Students answer two extended response questions based on an unseen extract from the performance text they have studied. ● Students will demonstrate how they, as theatre makers, intend to realise the extract in performance. ● Students answer from the perspective of a performer and a designer. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Live Theatre Evaluation    
Students will reflect on their experience as an informed member of an audience at a live theatre performance, enabling them to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of performance through analysis and evaluation.
Assessment: 20 marks, assessing AO4. ● Students answer one extended response question from a choice of two requiring them to analyse and evaluate a live theatre performance they have seen. ● Students are allowed to bring in theatre evaluation notes of up to a maximum of 500 wordsKey Words and Terms
 
Term 5Devising    
In this component students will develop their creative and exploratory skills to devise an original performance. The starting point for this devising process will be an extract from a performance text and an influential theatre practitioner. In their creative explorations, students will learn how text can be manipulated to communicate meaning to audiences and they will begin the process of interpretation. They will gain an understanding of how a new performance could be developed through the practical exploration of the theatrical style and use of conventions of the chosen practitioner.
Assessment: AO1, AO2 and AO4 are assessed. ● Internally assessed and externally moderated. ● There are two parts to the assessment: 1) a portfolio (60 marks, 40 marks assessing AO1 and 20 marks assessing AO4) The portfolio submission recommendations are: - can be handwritten/typed evidence between 2500–3000 words or recorded/verbal evidence between 12–14 minutes or - can be a combination of handwritten/typed evidence (between 1250–1500 words) and recorded/verbal evidence (between 6–7 minutes). 2) the devised performance/design realisation (20 marks, assessing AO2).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Devising 2   
Students will work in groups to develop their piece for performance. They will perform work in progress in lessons and use peer and teacher feedback to improve their work. Students will analyse and evaluate the creative process and final performance in a written portfolio.
Assessment: AO1, AO2 and AO4 are assessed. ● Internally assessed and externally moderated. ● There are two parts to the assessment: 1) a portfolio (60 marks, 40 marks assessing AO1 and 20 marks assessing AO4) The portfolio submission recommendations are: - can be handwritten/typed evidence between 2500–3000 words or recorded/verbal evidence between 12–14 minutes or - can be a combination of handwritten/typed evidence (between 1250–1500 words) and recorded/verbal evidence (between 6–7 minutes). 2) the devised performance/design realisation (20 marks, assessing AO2).Key Words and Terms
 

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