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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.

L 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.

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.

Other Levels AS/A level
Examiners' Reports
GCSE Drama Examiners' Report Summer 2018

Our GCSE (9-1) Drama specification has been accredited by Ofqual. The specification is available to teach in schools and colleges in England from September 2016.

The sample assessment materials include exemplar question papers and mark schemes. 

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.

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Here is a list of materials endorsed by WJEC to support the teaching and learning of this qualification.

All Course Materials

We offer a range of materials to support the teaching and learning of this qualification.

Subject News

Moving Image Awards 2018

The Moving Image Awards, designed in partnership with the British Film Institute, recognises and rewards the UK's most talented young film-makers. Every year, students undertaking WJEC qualifications in Film and Media are invited to submit their work for consideration by our panel of judges.

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