AQA Drama Devising Portfolio Student Guide (Two guides: HAT & LAT)

This booklet supports the AQA GCSE Drama Devising Portfolio. This resource supports students who are formatting their portfolio as a scrapbook-style piece of work, or could be adapted to support students writing an essay-style response.

The guide is broken into three sections:
Section 1: Response to a Stimulus
Section 2: Development and Collaboration
Section 3: Analysis and Evaluation

HAT Guide:

  • Geared towards Grade 5-7 students, with specific stretch and challenge tasks for Grade 8+ ability students
    Each section has 4/5 pages with suggested headings, layouts, sentance starters, what to include, how to gain extra marks and hit the top band and the most important things students need to include in each section or page. Each section also has a contents page, and the marking criteria for that section to allow HAT students to self-mark or peer assess each others’ work easily.

LAT Guide:

  • Geared towards Grade 2-4 students
    Each section has 4/5 pages, as the HAT guide. The LAT guide is set out in a way that the left side of the booklet sets out what to include/write about, and the right side of the booklet is a template for students to complete either digitally or by hand to ensure they are including key pieces of information, and do not structure their work like an essay. As the booklet progresses into Section 3, the right hand side of the booklet becomes blank to stretch students’ layout skills. Each section has a contents page and the marking criteria.

At the end of the booklet there is a a Glossary of vocabulary students should be including in their work, such as:

  • Theatrical Skills
  • Command words
  • Performance styles
  • Devising vocabulary
  • A list of how meaning is communicated (used to support Section 2 & 3).

**This booklet has been used since the introduction of the new specification, and students who have used it have received above national average results for Component 2 for two years in a row. The layout of the booklet also assists with the marking of work, and has supported Component 2 marks submitted by the author being commended for their accuracy for the past two years **

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