I'm going to fail my drama GCSE! Watch
We are currently on out component 1 devised piece. I have been put in such a useless group, they get distracted so easily, don't focus and just mess about. They don't understand the seriousness of this. We started to get put into groups at the beginning of July and we have to do our exam in October, it is currently September and we have only done ONE SCENE. Our deadline for the FULL script is next week. I have no idea what to do. My group seems to always look at me for ideas and just have no clue what they are doing. I have a huge weight on my shoulders and I can't stop panicking. On top of that some members don't even come to our after school rehearsals and I just don't know what to do. Maybe I should just accept that I'm going to fail. I need advice.
which exam board are you on? i did edexcel and the actual performance isn’t worth that many marks, the majority is for a portfolio so it’s not worth getting super worried about. i understand how frustrating it can be to be in that kind of group though. do you have a specific stimulus that your performance has to be as my group also used lots of physical theatre so i might have some ideas you could use?
Update 2: We have 2 weeks until we are showing our parents, we have barely anything done. My group has basically lost motivation and giving up and I am slowly as well. I know I sound like I’m being dramatic, but I absolutely petrified, I haven’t slept properly for the last couple of days because I can’t stop thinking about the exam day and when we have to show our parents. My mental state is spiralling and I just feel so much dread. I genuinely have no idea what to do. Our style is physical theatre and we just can’t think of the movements for it, it’s so frustrating! I can’t wait until this is all over, after this I’ll be able to relax until November mocks lol
We are doing a piece on a girl getting exposed by her peers for sending nudes and gets bullied for it. It shows how quickly things can travel on the internet and to always be careful. But it’s incredibly hard for the physical theatre element. We showed our teacher and she said it was too naturalistic, boring and awkward. That caused our whole group to lose motivation and it didn’t really encourage us. So that’s a problem too
yeah i agree, the teacher shouldn’t be making students loose motivation like that. we did a lot of physical theatre to represent mental health and anxiety and sort of attacked the person in a stylistic way if you know what i mean? and we did a lot of choral speaking and movement to try and create a sense of being overwhelmed? idk if this helps but this is how my group tried to get our performance a bit more abstract; we like stuffed it full of explorative strategies. again like i said though, a lot of the exam is your portfolio and the written exam and the other scripted performance so if this little part doesn’t go well, it absolutely doesn’t mean you’re going to fail. hope this helped a bit, good luck!