AQA A Level Mocks (Much Ado & Metamorphosis)

AQA A Level Mocks (Much Ado & Metamorphosis)

Two complete papers featuring example questions that students could be asked as part of Component 1 examination for Drama and Theatre A Level (AQA). The questions are on Much Ado About Nothing (Section A), Metamorphosis (Section B) and 8 possible Live Theatre questions. Formatted in an approximate exam style. There are no questions for other set texts. Mark schemes available through AQA website. These are intended as revision or mock papers. These questions have been formulated by me and are in no way endorsed or approved by AQA.
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Introductory Workshop on Brecht

Introductory Workshop on Brecht

This is a short introductory workshop designed to look at some of the key ideas and theories propounded by Brecht. It the idea of taking short performance piece and gradually ‘Brechtifying’ it by adding more elements designed to distance the audience from the emotional content of the scene. It can last between 2 and 4 hours. I use this as part of A Year 12 unit where we carousel through several practitioners over a few weeks at the start of the year but it would be suitable for able GCSE students too.
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An Introduction to Punchdrunk

An Introduction to Punchdrunk

This unit of work contains collated information from many sources to give an overview of the theatre company, Punchdrunk and their immersive theatre style. It contains the conventions of Punchdrunk’s theatre. It features 5 performance tasks which are designed to allow the students to explore what it would be like to devise a piece in that style. Punchdrunk are a listed practitioner for AQA (at least) and their style is very popular and prolific. Having seen much of their work, i enjoy teaching this challenging style to A level students. This unit of work requires resources: lights, props/set, sound equipment, space, an audience!
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AQA GCSE Drama Blood Brothers revision activities and Live Theatre Review

AQA GCSE Drama Blood Brothers revision activities and Live Theatre Review

Featuring: 10 activities that can be done independently or in class around Blood Brothers A series of sample mock questions (formatted as complete papers) for Section B (Blood Brothers) Several sample mock questions for a Live Theatre Review (section C) Please note these are designed for AQA GCSE students. This resource will need some re-formatting to make it look a bit prettier! This is not a revision/guidance booklet on how to complete the exam.
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A Level Revision Pack Component 1 (AQA) MAAN and Metamorphosis

A Level Revision Pack Component 1 (AQA) MAAN and Metamorphosis

A 42 page revision pack containing a complete synopsis, character studies, SCHP contexts, revision activities, writing guides, structure and timing suggestions and a whole range of sample/mock exam questions. It is correlated and adapted from many sources. This pack is for AQA A level Drama students who have studied Much Ado About Nothing and Metamorphosis. If there is demand, I will break the resource into two seperate texts.
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Edexcel A Level Drama Portfolio Guidance Booklet

Edexcel A Level Drama Portfolio Guidance Booklet

This guidance booklet asks detailed questions and makes recommendations for students as to what information they should be including for their portfolios for component 1. Please note: students should not attempt to write responses to every question posed in the booklet - if they do the word limit will vanish very quickly. Please encourage students to be selective about what they write about and encourage the keeping of a rehearsal diary to assist this.
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A Level Drama AQA Reflective Report Guidance (Component 3)

A Level Drama AQA Reflective Report Guidance (Component 3)

This is a very short guidance booklet for A level Drama students about how to produce the reflective report. My students have found this useful therefore I am uploading it, generally however, I think this is a difficult document to produce. I will release an update for next year.
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Year 9 Drama Scripted - Page to Stage - Mental Health (Depression)

Year 9 Drama Scripted - Page to Stage - Mental Health (Depression)

This scheme of work uses the play 'A Super Happy Story' by Jon Brittain. You will need to purchase this text to access the work. It is designed for students to take a look at depression in a safe way and teach students how to take a performance from page to stage. There is a written and performance assessment at the end. It is designed to take approx 10 weeks but can easily be appropriated.
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OCR GCSE Drama (9-1) Portfolio Guidance Booklet

OCR GCSE Drama (9-1) Portfolio Guidance Booklet

UPDATED: 15/1/18. A short and descriptive booklet designed for students and teachers. The booklet offers step by step guidance on how to structure and respond to the three different sections required for the GCSE Component NEA. The booklet also offers a suggestion for how students should approach devising, this is only a suggestion and should be followed at the teachers discretion. The booklet is not designed for design candidates. A reminder from OCR: Teachers may not give detailed advice and suggestions as to how the work may be improved in order to meet the assessment criteria. This includes indicating errors or omissions and intervening to improve the presentation or content of the work. This includes corrections to spelling, punctuation and grammar. Further guidance about the nature of advice that teachers can give to learners can be found in the JCQ publication Instructions for conducting non examination assessments.
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Edexcel A Level Drama (Comp 1) The Wonderful World of Dissocia & Brecht

Edexcel A Level Drama (Comp 1) The Wonderful World of Dissocia & Brecht

This is a 20hr (approx) scheme of work for students studying the Edexcel A level Drama course (Component 1). It uses 'The Wonderful World of Dissocia' by Anthony Neilson (no extracts are included in the powerpoint, please buy the script!) and the practitioner, Brecht. It assumes that students have read the play and have a good understanding of Brecht. This work allows students to deconstruct the play and examine it in relation to Brechtian Theatre. Specifically it considers: - deconstruction of text: analysis of themes, content, structure - key scenes or turning points in the narrative - relationship with audience; the nature of the communication - character and characterisation - style, structure, language, genre and stage directions - use of performance space and spatial relationships on stage - use of design elements. It also explains the component and the expectations.
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Live Theatre Review Notes: Proforma

Live Theatre Review Notes: Proforma

This is a blank proforma to be given to students AFTER the they have seen a piece of live/streamed theatre. It is designed to force them to think about key moments from the play, identifying them in detail. It then goes on to ask a series of questions which, if answered in depth, would provide enough detail to answer a live theatre review question in an exam. It is a good way of collecting notes and can also be done as a classroom activity with a teacher. It doesnt look pretty so feel free to jazz it up! Suitable for GCSE and A Level on all boards. *Please dont let students take notes during performances or even in the interval. C’mon people! Let them watch the show!
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