How to achieve Grades 8 and 9 in GCSE Drama

Course description

This course will focus on optimising the chances of students achieving grades 8 and 9 in GCSE Drama. It will consider the route to top results: the building of an ensemble of performers who are focused and inspired from the beginning to the end of lessons; a motivational approach based around high expectations and immediately impressive ‘chunked’ practical activities; and the embedded provision of well-planned practical and theoretical work, and specific, clear guidance. This is a highly practical course with the skills and strategies covered suited to all exam boards but with a few examples taken from the Edexcel and AQA specifications.

 

The day will begin with a holistic consideration of the GCSE course, making the important link between the skills required in the first two exam components and the practical activities that the study of the written paper demands. The morning will continue with practical activities that can be used when teaching the set text and Live Theatre for the written paper, including how to seamlessly include written consolidation into practical lessons.  

 

The day will continue by focussing on the Devising unit. After considering ways to successfully ‘launch’ Devising stimulus material and support students in their response to it, you will engage in practical performance and ensemble exercises that support this element of the course. You will also work on making the portfolio of evidence an integral part of each lesson.

 

Ultimately, this course will support you in making the specification and grading work for your students. It will celebrate the inherent opportunities to optimise achievement in the top grades and to develop students further than previous specifications have done.

Summary

 

  • Skills and strategies transferable across specifications.

  • Optimise chances of students achieving top results.

  • Create and sustain a focused ensemble that operates effectively at all times.

  • Explore ways to facilitate ‘response to stimulus’ with workshop performance and ensemble techniques proven to gain high results.

  • Discover efficient and motivational approaches to teaching practical and written work together.

Who should attend?

 

  • All Teachers of Drama.

  • Heads of Department and Lead Teachers.

‘Very Inspiring and brilliantly structured course – An outstanding course’ – Constantina K, Clapton Girls Academy

‘Thoroughly enjoyed it. I have definitely gained excellent knowledge in many areas and feel I can now go back to school and start to implement them’ – Jo B, The Stonehenge School

 

95% of delegates rate our courses as 'Excellent'

The Details

 

Central London – Date TBC - Please show your interest in this course by completing the 'Reserve a Spot' form below.

Cost £275 + VAT: Includes lunch, refreshments, an excellent bank of resources and CPD certificate

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Reserve a spot on this course

 

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Specialist in delivering CPD to the Creative Arts

Feedback from delegates

 

‘Very interactive and engaging’ – Suzie E, The British School of Barcelona

‘Good delivery of content with enough time to network with others attending the course’ – Kirsty S, Calthorpe Park School

‘Some useful tips about how to push for the higher grades’ – Harriet M, Frances Bardsley Academy

‘Consolidated my understanding and confidence whilst inspiring new ideas’ – Lorraine P, Skegness Grammar School

‘Very Inspiring and brilliantly structured course – An outstanding course’ – Constantina K, Clapton Girls Academy

‘Eye opener on the possibilities of exploration practically for all units, whether practical or theoretical’ – Claire S, Debden Park high School

‘Thoroughly enjoyed it. I have definitely gained excellent knowledge in many areas and feel I can now go back to school and start to implement them’ – Jo B, The Stonehenge School

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