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05/04/19

Wishing all of our students and staff an enjoyable Easter holiday!

05/04/19

And to you too!

05/04/19

Please email Mr Wigington at b.wigington.org.uk, he is our Head of PE and I am sure he will be able to help. Many thanks

05/04/19

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We've built four new schools to educate local children and support our growing population https://t.co/NCsoHxrshD

05/04/19

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Many thanks to for hosting a very entertaining game of football involving Booby Moore Academy & the year 7 football team. Well done to everybody who played 👏⚽️ https://t.co/OLpJk7QHke

05/04/19

Well done to the chobham Lendlease challenge group who won in the final on Wednesday, a fabulous design and presentation by all! https://t.co/dV5KxrH8dh

03/04/19

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Not a bad location for our Challenge finale today! Good luck to all of our participants ⭐️ https://t.co/cFvwcOq5gH

03/04/19

On their final day Year 12 geographers are analysing the data they collected yesterday at the coast. https://t.co/6m5CPhodIk

03/04/19

Thank you for addressing this, hopefully we can resolve it

02/04/19

Year 12 Geographers are looking at erosion on the North Norfolk coast and protection at Overstrand as part of their field course. https://t.co/UvotWk2Fhc

01/04/19

Year 12 Geographers have arrived in Cromer as part of the sixth form geography field trip https://t.co/2KY4X5SONm

01/04/19

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Our ‘women in aviation’ programme finale about to take off at amazing yacht hotel! 💫 🚤 can’t wait to watch the girls’ presentations! https://t.co/WL1Hv9xqxO

29/03/19

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Employees from have volunteered with Code Club at 's neighbours for the past 3 months and yesterday marked the last session of the programme. It's been hugely impressive to see the students taking on these new skills so effortlessly https://t.co/KiVa1Zeb78

29/03/19

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The final stop for the year 8 students is a visit to the brand new strength and conditioning suite to participate in some fitness testing.🏋️‍♂️ https://t.co/mctChA7V1B

29/03/19

Chobham Year 8 students visit Kings College Cambridge https://t.co/w6sw4QODfk

27/03/19

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15 year 8 students have attended the University of Brighton for a day of fun sports and an insight into sport related degrees at higher education. https://t.co/SHz2FiEsjZ

27/03/19

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The year 8 PE innovation day has began with a talk from about possible avenues through sport, living away from home, budgeting, making friends, social life and much more. https://t.co/km5PBV2gin

27/03/19

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Just before lunch the year 8 students took part in team bonding activities where they designed their very own indoor caves. https://t.co/q1xKLy9t1m

27/03/19

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A-level Drama

A Level Drama (Edexcel)

Aims

To enable students to:

  • develop and apply an informed, analytical framework for making, preforming, interpreting and understanding drama and theatre
  • understand the place of relevant theoretical research in informing the processes and practices involved in creating theatre and the place of practical exploration in informing theoretical knowledge of drama and theatre
  • develop an understanding and appreciation of how the social, cultural and historical contexts of performance texts have influenced the development of drama and theatre
  • understand the practices used in 21st-century theatre making
  • experience a range of opportunities to create theatre, both published text-based and devised work
  • participate as a theatre maker and as an audience member in live theatre
  • understand and experience the collaborative relationship between various roles within theatre
  • develop and demonstrate a range of theatre-making skills
  • develop the creativity and independence to become effective theatre makers
  • adopt safe working practices as a theatre maker
  • analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others

Assessment

Component 1: Devising

Non-examination assessment

40% of the qualification

80 marks

Content overview

  • Devise an original performance piece.
  • Use on key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as stimuli.
  • Centre choice of text and practitioner.
  • Performer or designer routes available.

Assessment overview

  • AO1, AO2 and AO4 are assessed.
  • Internally assessed and externally moderated.
  • There are two parts to the assessment:
  1. a portfolio (60 marks, 40 marks assessing AO1 and 20 marks assessing AO4)
  2. the devised performance (20 marks, assessing AO2)

 

Component 2: Text in Performance

Non-examination assessment

20% of the qualification

60 marks

Content overview

  • A group performance of one key extract from a performance text.
  • A monologue or duologue performance from one key extract from a different performance text.
  • Centre choice of performance texts.

Assessment overview

  • AO2 is assessed,
  • Externally assessed by a visiting examiner.
  • Group performance worth 26 marks
  • Monologue or duologue worth 24 marks.

 

Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice

Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes

40% of the qualification

80 marks

Content overview

  • Live theatre evaluation – choice of performance.
  • Practical exploration and study of a complete performance text – focusing on how this can be realised for performance.
  • Practical exploration and interpretation of another complete performance text, in light of a chosen theatre practitioner – focusing on how this text could be reimagined for a contemporary audience.
  • Centre choice of 15 performance texts from two lists on the next page.
  • Choice of 15 performance texts.
  • Choice of eight practitioners

Assessment overview

Section A: Live Theatre Evaluation

  • Students answer one extended response question from a choice of two requiring them to analyse and evaluate a live theatre performance they have seen in light of a given statement.

Section B: Page to Stage: Realising a Performance Text

  • Students answer two extended response questions based on an unseen extract from the performance text they have studied.
  • Students will demonstrate how they, as theatre makers, intend to realise the extract in performance.
  • Students answer from the perspective of a performer and a designer.

Section C: Interpreting a Performance Text

  • Students will answer on extended response question from a choice of two based on an unseen named section from their chosen performance text.
  • Students will demonstrate how their re-imagined production concept will communicate ideas to a contemporary audience.
  • Students will also need to outline how the work of their chosen theatre practitioner has influenced their overall production concept and demonstrate an awareness of the performance text in its original performance conditions

 

Performance texts

List A – one from:

List B – one from:

Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, Dario Fo

Antigone, Sophocles

Colder Than Here, Laura Wade

Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe

Equus, Peter Shaffer

Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen

Fences, August Wilson

Lysistrata, Aristophanes

Machinal, Sophie Treadwell

The Maids, Jean Genet

That Face, Polly Stenham

The School for Scandal, Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 

The Tempest, William Shakespeare

 

Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett

 

Woyzeck, Georg Buchner

 

Practitioners

Antonin Artaud

Kneehigh

Bertold Brecht

Joan Littlewood

Steven Berkoff

Punchdrunk

Complicite

Constantin Stanislavski

 

Assessment Objectives

AO1

Creating and developing ideas to communication meaning as part of theatre-making process

AO2

Making connections between dramatic theory and practice

AO3

Analysing and evaluating their own work

AO4

Group performance – vocal and physical skills