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iNTRODUCTION

Drama is an integral part of school life at Warden Park. It is available as a GCSE option from Year 9 and students have the opportunity to get involved in our annual production from Year 7. 

School production

Every year, the whole school production provides students with invaluable experience of performance and design skills. In recent years, productions have included Guys & Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof and the Madness inspired "Our House".

Many Drama students take leading acting roles.

Our students have the opportunity to get involved with building the set, making properties, running the lighting and sound and creating the costumes and make-up.

PRACTICAL OPTIONS
Component 1

Devising Drama

(Writing Own Script.)

Internally assessed and recorded. Recordings sent for moderation. 

Choose 1 specialism:

■Performer;

■Lighting Designer;

■Sound Designer;

■Set Designer;

■Costume Designer;

■Puppet Designer.

Component 2

Text in Practice

(Published Script)

Externally assessed by examiner.

Choose 1 specialism:

■Performer;

■Lighting Designer;

■Sound Designer;

■Set Designer;

■Costume Designer;

Puppet Designer

Years 9 and 10

Introduction to Dramatic skills: Improvisation, characterisation, use of voice and how to direct and choreograph.

Throughout the first 2 years, all students have the chance to incorporate design and technical work into the course including costume design (including hair and make up), set design (including properties), lighting, sound and puppetry.

Theatre trips

The department runs theatre trips throughout the year, usually in Brighton, Chichester and the West End.

By Year 11 will be prepared for:

▪ The Written Exam (40%)

▪Two Practical Options (60%).

Component 1

Devising Drama

(Writing Own Script.)

Internally assessed and recorded. Recordings sent for moderation. 

Choose 1 specialism:

■Performer;

■Lighting Designer;

■Sound Designer;

■Set Designer;

■Costume Designer;

■Puppet Designer

Component 2

Text in Practice

(Published Script)

Externally assessed by examiner.

Choose 1 specialism:

■Performer;

■Lighting Designer;

■Sound Designer;

■Set Designer;

■Costume Designer;

■Puppet Designer