GCSE and iGCSE Drama Tuition in London

It’s what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That’s all and that’s the hardest thing.

-Morgan Freeman

Tutor House supplies creative and professional GCSE Drama Tutors to help students get excited about their learning, inspire them with new ideas and provide them with expert guidance to develop their skills, engage with their subject, and tackle any areas they are struggling with or worried about.

GCSE/ iGCSE Drama is great way for students to really express themselves creatively, independently and in a team. GCSE/ iGCSE drama allows students to develop their critical thinking skills and to become independent learners. GCSE/ iGCSE Drama revolves around working imaginatively, creatively and communicating effectively, GCSE/ iGCSE Drama gives student a foundation for either Drama studies and future career possibilities.

Breakdown of the core GCSE Drama modules:

Studying Drama at GCSE level requires skill, creativity, talent and attention to details. Students will be required to undertake practical and written work such as presentations, researching and studying drama productions and of course live performance as well. There are of course behind the scenes options as well which are detailed below.

Unit 1

  • Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins 80 marks – 40%
  • The written paper comprises three sections:
  • Practical work completed during the course
  • Study and performance of a scripted play
  • 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

Unit 2

  • 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:
  • Devised Thematic Work
  • Acting
  • Improvisation
  • Theatre in Education
  • Physical Theatre
  • Set Design
  • Costume
  • Make-up
  • Properties
  • Masks
  • Puppets
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Stage Management

Benefits of studying GCSE/ iGCSE Drama

According to AQA, students have a number of reasons they loved studying GCSE/ iGCSE Drama such as:

  • having a say about which texts to study
  • being assessed for contribution and ability during the preparation period of their final piece, as well as the design or performance itself
  • opportunity to communicate creatively
  • getting the chance to watch live theatre to prepare for the written paper

Why it’s worth studying GCSE/ iGCSE Drama?

Not many students realise how many different skills they can develop when

studying GCSE/ iGCSE Drama. Building confidence is a huge skill that helps many students to go on to do something they never knew they could do, such as public speaking! Some of the skills students will gain from a GCSE or iGCSE Drama qualification include independent thinking and working , enquiring and reflective minds, collaboration and communication skills, practical skills- from making masks and puppets to make-up, design skills, and technical abilities.

Drama students may go on to study at A-Level and eventually at university. A drama degree is perfect for aspiring artists who are hoping for a glittering career, however there are plenty of options for behind the scenes work as well.

Performing Arts/Drama careers include:

  • Actor/Actress
  • Community arts worker
  • Dancer
  • Drama therapist
  • Music therapist
  • Theatre director
  • Broadcast presenter
  • Theatre stage manage

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