Through practical and theoretical study, the Cambridge IGCSE Drama syllabus encourages students to understand and enjoy drama by:
- developing their performance skills, both individually and in groups
- understanding the role of actor, director and designer in creating a piece of theatre
- considering ways in which ideas and feelings can be communicated to an audience
- discovering the performance possibilities of plays and other dramatic stimuli
- devising dramatic material of their own.
- encourage enjoyment of drama.
Candidates work with:
- extended extracts from published plays
- stimuli (short titles, poems, pictures, songs, historical events, stories) for devising dramatic pieces
- their own choice of dramatic repertoire
- dramatic material of their own devising
Learners develop their individual and group performance skills, the demonstration of which forms part of the final assessment.
All candidates take two components.
Paper 1: 2 hours 30 minutes Written Examination 40% 80 marks.
Component 2: Coursework 60% 120 marks
- one individual performance based on an extract from a play
- one group performance based on an extract from a play
- one group performance based on an original devised piece
Internally assessed and externally moderated
If you are a budding actor, a frustrated scriptwriter, work well in a team and long to tread the boards this is the GCSE for you.