GCSE (9-1) Drama
Learners are given the opportunity to develop their appreciation of drama as actors, designers and directors, developing a wide range of key skills throughout their study through carefully selected texts.
Through the use of practical work, learners will be able to concentrate on areas of drama which best suit their ability and skills such as acting or design.
Teachers have the opportunity to teach the artistic intentions of theatre practitioners and/or theatre companies which are best suited to their learners.
Latest news for GCSE Drama
Component 1 - Moderating
We are in the process of finalising the allocations for Component 1 GCSE, the moderator details should be available for you to see by the end of the week. Apologies for the delay.
Please be informed that there was an error regarding the External Assessment of C690U20-1 Component 2 on the original 2017-18 timetable, this has now been updated - see 2017/18 timetable
Important news – visiting exam dates
Centres have recently been sent an an email containing important information required to arrange performing examinations. If you have not received this letter please contact your Exam Officer.
Latest Digital Resource
Drama design tool The design tool offers first-hand experience for learners to explore each design aspect in detail.
Training Courses for Teachers
Our 2018 / 19 CPD programme is now live.
Book your place on one of our teacher training to learn more about the specification and sample assessment materials including assessment objectives, examination structure and other key areas.
Courses are available all over the UK as well as online.Book now
Here is a list of materials endorsed by WJEC to support the teaching and learning of this qualification.
- GCSE Drama Guidance for Teaching
- GCSE Set text notes
- Online Exam Review
- Porphyrias Lover
- Dulce et decorum est
- Stimulus based devised performance
- Drama texts - GCSE
- GCSE (9-1) Drama Webinar Recording June 2016
- Ofqual Grade Descriptors for GCSE 9-1 Drama
- [Webinar] Introduction to the new specification
- Developing Metacognition
- Drama design tool
All Course Materials
We offer a range of materials to support the teaching and learning of this qualification.
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