Specification at a glance

Drama 4240

Unit 1 – 42401

Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins 80 marks – 40%

The written paper comprises three sections:

A – Practical work completed during the course

B – Study and performance of a scripted play

C – Study of a live theatre production seen

Candidates must answer Question 1 from Section A and choose one further question from either Section B or Section C.

The written paper assesses Assessment Objectives 1 and 3, with relative weightings of 20% and 20% respectively.

Externally set and marked

PLUS

Unit 2 – 42402

Practical Work 120 marks – 60%

Candidates are required to present practical work for two controlled assessment options, each with a weighting of 30% (60 marks each).

Controlled assessment options:

  1. Devised Thematic Work
  2. Acting
  3. Improvisation
  4. Theatre in Education
  5. Physical Theatre
  6. Set Design
  7. Costume
  8. Make-up
  9. Properties
  10. Masks
  11. Puppets
  12. Lighting
  13. Sound
  14. Stage Management

Each controlled assessment option assesses Assessment Objectives 1 and 2 with the following weighting:

  1. Process and understanding of skills development (AO1)c– 7.5%
  2. Final presentation: either performance or demonstration/artefact(s) (AO2) – 22.5%, Internally assessed and externally moderated.