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    I'm asking for my friend.

    It's about whether or not she should choose drama as GCSE.

    She has never learnt drama before this, and in fact, doesn't know much
    about drama. There are others who say that she's not suitable for learning drama, but that made her curious and she just wants to try it out.

    Her English is not very good, so she's not suitable for lots of essay writing and other English language related activities.

    And, also to ask--how hard is GCSE drama? Is it, maybe, too hard for someone who has never done anything drama-related to get a high grade in it? What will people be assessed on in drama during exams? How much reading/writing are included in the course?

    Just asking

    There are 5 parts:
    1. performance of play
    2. theatre review,
    3. devising piece,
    4. a portfolio based on your devising process
    5. an exam on a studied play.
    Parts 2, 4 and 5 all require a lot of writing work although the writing style is completely different to the way you would write in English or any other essay based subject.
    The writing for 5 is more based on how you would play a character and how you want the audience to see a character.
    The writing for 2 is about whether or not the play was good and whether you would recommend it. you have to write about acting, lighting and sound and the design aspects.
    The writing for 4 is all about how you contributed to the devising process with questions like "How did you consider genre, structure, character, form, style, and language throughout the process?".
    Hope this helps.

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