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KS4 Drama

Through practical and theoretical study, the Cambridge IGCSE Drama syllabus encourages students to understand and enjoy drama by:

·         developing their performance skills, both individually and in groups

·         understanding the role of actor, director and designer in creating a piece of theatre

·         considering ways in which ideas and feelings can be communicated to an audience

·         discovering the performance possibilities of plays and other dramatic stimuli

·         devising dramatic material of their own.

Not only does this two-year course gives students an greater understanding of dramatic potential, but it allows them to develop their analytical skill, perseverance, empathy, questioning and reflectiveness, key areas of desirability in the world of work.

There are two main units of the IGCSE course:

 Unit One is the written examination that compromises of three sections. The questions asked of the students involve drama knowledge and evaluation. This is externally assessed.

Unit Two is the practical portion of the course where by students create a group devised performance, a monologue and an extract of a published play from any era. This is internally assessed and externally moderated. 

“In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities….the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.” 

Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder, Microsoft