Brampton Manor Academy

Brampton Manor Academy

Success through effort and determination
Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE


Examination Board: EDEXCEL

What will you study in this subject?

  • Develop a range of drama skills: mime, duologues, monologues
  • Study key drama practitioners:Stanislavski, Beckett, Artaud, Brecht and Berkoff
  • Devise improvisations: develop strong dialogue 
  • Perform scripts studying a variety of genres/time periods

How is your work assessed?

Unit 1: Drama Exploration’

  • Practical: A two day practical examination on a theme i.e.: ‘conflict’ 
  • Written: ‘Documentary evidence’ on the exam (2000 words)

Internally assessed and accounts for 30% of the grade

Unit 2: Exploring Play Texts

  • Practical: A Theatre trip, followed by a practical exam based on the play. 
  • Written: ‘Documentary evidence on the exam (1000 words).
  • ‘A Theatre review’ on the live production (2000 words) 

Internally assessed and accounts for 30% of the grade

Unit 3: Drama Performance

  • Learn and perform a script to an audience and external examiner.

This task is 100% practical and it is externally assessed. It accounts for 40% of the grade.

What we expect from our students:

  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • 100% effort and commitment to the subject
  • Respect and support to other performers
  • Complete all homework and meet all coursework deadlines
  • Be co-operative and work well as a team member
  • Be reliable and attend extra rehearsals
  • Use feedback to challenge and improve the quality of work 
  • Take risks 
  • Be prepared to work hard and in turn achieve high results

What Qualification will I get?

  • GCSE Drama


For additional information, please contact:  Ms L. Cartwright