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Key Stage 4

Drama in Year 10 & 11

Key Stage 4 Overview

Both Year 10 and Year 11 students follow the Edexcel GCSE Drama course.

This course encourages students to work imaginatively; creating, developing and communicating ideas in a collaborative context.

The specification has a clear, three-unit structure, with two units led and assessed by the teacher and a third assessed by an external examiner. 

There is a free choice of stimulus material and play texts for all units, giving us the flexibility to choose the most appropriate texts and themes for our students.

The final examination is performance-based rather than written. Marks are given to performance and practical ability, making this a very hands-on and realistic course.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Overview
Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

Year 10

Explorative Strategies

Exploration of a theme


Exploration of a theme

Exploration of a text

Performance of text

Review of a Live Performance

Year 11

Exploration of a theme

Controlled Assessment


Review of Live performance

Exploration of a Text

Written Exam