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In September I'm attending a performing arts school to chiefly study art and design but as an extra option I was considering taking drama as I want to work in the film industry as a career. Most pupils in the school take an performance subject of some sort and I want to be involved in some way in the workings of the school, as well as drama being to do with my career thoughts. However, most people I have spoken to have said it's a lot of theory work and an 'amateur' GCSE according to universities. Has anybody taken or know anybody who has taken GCSE drama? Is it useful in the future? Is it at all favoured by higher education??

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I sat my gcse drama yesterday- but it varies from exam board to exam board
I was on ccea, and we did 4 devised performances (although most schools do 1-2) then they take your best 2 marks to go towards your grade. For devised performances you're given a theme, and have to make up a play within a group of people. Then you have your scripted performance, where you're given a script to perform.
Theory is a lot of work, I had 10 pages written in my exam yesterday! We studied blood brothers, and you have to design a costume, and write about why you chose that costume for that specific character at that moment. You justify colours, materials,and practicality for the actor.
Rehearsal methods are the bulk of it. You have to describe voice, movement, gesture, facial expression in so much detail it's unreal. The other part of the exam is about your scripted performance.

Overall it's a great gcse, and it's not 'easy'. We had multiple people leave our class because of the written.

It is a good gcse to have, but most unis look at your A levels mainly anyway I think, but if you want to do certain subjects at A Level you need gcse drama
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(Original post by chloecam29)
I sat my gcse drama yesterday- but it varies from exam board to exam board
I was on ccea, and we did 4 devised performances (although most schools do 1-2) then they take your best 2 marks to go towards your grade. For devised performances you're given a theme, and have to make up a play within a group of people. Then you have your scripted performance, where you're given a script to perform.
Theory is a lot of work, I had 10 pages written in my exam yesterday! We studied blood brothers, and you have to design a costume, and write about why you chose that costume for that specific character at that moment. You justify colours, materials,and practicality for the actor.
Rehearsal methods are the bulk of it. You have to describe voice, movement, gesture, facial expression in so much detail it's unreal. The other part of the exam is about your scripted performance.

Overall it's a great gcse, and it's not 'easy'. We had multiple people leave our class because of the written.

It is a good gcse to have, but most unis look at your A levels mainly anyway I think, but if you want to do certain subjects at A Level you need gcse drama
In what Subjects would you need GCSE Drama?
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In what Subjects would you need GCSE Drama?
Performing arts, theatre studies
Also if you're picking A level english lit and you don't get a B they may look at similar subjects etc
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(Original post by chloecam29)
Performing arts, theatre studies
Also if you're picking A level english lit and you don't get a B they may look at similar subjects etc
was it worth doing the GCSE?? was it fun??what was hard about it??
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