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Curriculum: Drama Key Stage 4

Drama is a popular and successful GCSE subject and will add to students' overall confidence and ability to work in teams and to perform, in a variety of contexts.

The GCSE course is broken down into:

  • Unit 1 - the study of an issue/topic /theme through a variety of stimuli. Students are assessed during a six hour practical workshop and by a written documentary response. (Exam in Yr 11)
  • Unit 2 - the study of a play text. Students are assessed during a six hour practical workshop and by a written documentary response. They must also complete a written evaluation of a live performance. (Theatre visit in Yr 10 and exam in Yr 10)
  • Unit 3 - Drama Performance to an external examiner and audience. Students are externally assessed and work of group sizes of 3 - 7. (Exam in Yr 11)

For additional information relating to the Drama curriculum at Key Stage 4 please email

Ms L Charleston - Head of Drama

Richard Lander School