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How is Drama in year 10? What sorts of stuff do you do? What do you learn? Would you recommend it? And would you say it's alright to swap to Drama from Business even though I'm also choosing Music and Media?
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How is Drama in year 10? What sorts of stuff do you do? What do you learn? Would you recommend it? And would you say it's alright to swap to Drama from Business even though I'm also choosing Music and Media?
Heya, I'm going to put this in the Creative and Performance Arts forum for you as you should get more responses there.

You should also check out the forum to see if there's any other threads there which might be helpful to you!

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=81
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Heya, I'm going to put this in the Creative and Performance Arts forum for you as you should get more responses there.

You should also check out the forum to see if there's any other threads there which might be helpful to you!

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=81

Oh thank you so much!
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How is Drama in year 10? What sorts of stuff do you do? What do you learn? Would you recommend it? And would you say it's alright to swap to Drama from Business even though I'm also choosing Music and Media?
Don't know about AQA, I do Edexcel. In Edexcel it's all about practical exploration and how you approach and develop rehearsal time. There is also a practical exam as well. I'll check the AQA spec for you.
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http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...40-W-SP-14.PDF

Check out page 5. No practical exam but a written exam based on your practical coursework. A performance you did and the review of a show you'll see.
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Don't know about AQA, I do Edexcel. In Edexcel it's all about practical exploration and how you approach and develop rehearsal time. There is also a practical exam as well. I'll check the AQA spec for you.
Does it teach you how to act? Or are you better taking acting classes?
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It depends on your previous experience. My advice is join a bit of Am-Dram and develop some skills and techniques that you will be able to apply. Unit two on AQA basically furthers learning from KS3.
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How is Drama in year 10? What sorts of stuff do you do? What do you learn? Would you recommend it? And would you say it's alright to swap to Drama from Business even though I'm also choosing Music and Media?
Hi! I'm currently studying AQA Drama GCSE, I've completed all my coursework and just awaiting the written on 19th May.

AQA Drama seems to be different to others (my friends don't have to do written exams at other schools) but for AQA Drama I have to submit two pieces of coursework (they recommend at least one acting, most people do two acting but I did 1 acting and one technical theatre) and got full marks overall (120 / 120)

Then, you have to do a written paper that consists of 4 x 10 mark questions on Describe, explain, analyse and evaluate a performance that you did (scripted or non scripted), then you have the option of writing 2 x 20 mark answers on either a scripted play you've worked on or a theatre production you've seen.

I enjoy it, but the written is quite difficult. I would DEFINITELY recommend writing about both acting, even if you do technical as part of your coursework. You should get at least 3 attempts at coursework pieces. I was the only one in my class to fail my first piece of coursework (Literally I got a D/E) but ONLY your two best coursework pieces count, luckily I then got both 60/60s.

Once you've mastered the writing, you'll be fine. To get an A* though, you have to get A* in both coursework and written.

Hope this helps (and doesn't scare you.. Drama GCSE is fun)
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