Course Details

Post-14: GCSE Drama


Arts, Media and Publishing

Learning Pathway:



NQF Level 2


Drama is an exciting, creative and challenging course. Over the two years, students will study a range of different styles of drama and deepen their knowledge of performance skills. GCSE Drama students are required to present practical work for two controlled assessment options each with a weighting of 30%. Students can choose from a range of options and examples of these are listed : Devised Thematic work, Acting, Improvisation, Theatre in Education, Physical Theatre, Set design, Costume, Make-up, Properties, Masks, Puppets, Lighting, Sound, and Stage management. The written section of the course has a weighting of 40% and comprises of 3 sections: A-Practical work completed during the course. B-Study and performance of a scripted play. C-Study of live theatre seen.

Course Length:

2 years


To meet the requirements of the course, students will be expected to attend at least three theatre performances.


The course is assessed internally and externally.


Level 3 course


For further information please contact St John's School on 00357 2596 3888 or email

Provider Details:

St John's Secondary School

Course Updated:

4th August 2010