The Drama Department - Barton Court Grammar School

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14/11/17

Rag Week this week in school and Einstein House have got off to a flying start with a mega cake sale this morning! https://t.co/ESojpNkUTG

12/10/17

Our new build is looking amazing! https://t.co/cORPIpX6aB

12/10/17

Thank you for a great Samba workshop. Everybody is looking forward to the Canterbury Festival & opening parade on Saturday! https://t.co/2zDEpCJOu5

12/10/17

students voted to support you again this year! £4k already raised in just 2 months.

06/10/17

We raised nearly £11k for charity last year & welcomed to collect their chqs https://t.co/D2TmYZ1pGy

05/10/17

We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and their parents to our first Open Evening tonight, 6pm-8pm. https://t.co/spVNKhZwU6

04/10/17

Looking forward to welcoming prospective students and parents to School tomorrow for the first of our Open Evenings, 6pm-8pm. https://t.co/JOpduqCSfo

02/10/17

Calling on Philip Hammond for urgent action over the severe underfunding of 16-19 education - we need more money!

29/09/17

Today we are mostly eating cake for - £195 raised! https://t.co/WCIxA7nZTZ

29/09/17

Congrats to 13 of our BCGS students shortlisted for the John Downton Art Awards , with work exhibited at County Hall, Maidstone 23 Oct-4 Dec https://t.co/BA9GfHwYUG

14/07/17

Just confirmed that BCGS students and staff have smashed their fund raising target and exceeded £10k for our charities. Amazing work!

21/06/17

Well done to our new equestrian team - 2nd in the National Schools NSEA Show Jumping qualifiers for a place in the championships in October! https://t.co/YDKOL80VxF

20/03/17

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And the 7th student roadshow begins . 4 teams, 50 schools, 5 days https://t.co/VP8A5bnQbK

16/03/17

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The sun is shining and the steel frame is almost complete https://t.co/5ZRUEwoyK7

13/03/17

Looking forward to meeting parents & students who are considering appealing for a Y7 place in September during today's Open Morning 9am-11am

20/02/17

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Barton Court Grammar School development continues with steel frame due to arrive next week; https://t.co/vCB5rplbBl

01/02/17

Please come along to our Sixth Form Information Evening tonight 5pm-7pm and talk to staff and current students about the courses we offer. https://t.co/gc0J14Q2gN

08/12/16

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Christmas Concert at Canterbury Cathedral; great turn out and wonderful choir & orchestra. Proud to be invited as VIP guests https://t.co/bU6yONdc1w

08/12/16

Thank you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed it.

09/11/16

Looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Sixth Form Open Evening tonight, Wednesday 9 November 2016 starting at 6.45pm.

30/06/16

Amazing Y5 Taster Morning with primary school students getting a taste of lessons in an Ofsted "Outstanding" grammar https://t.co/wuqfhabGx5

14/03/16

4 of our students & a teacher have been shortlisted for the Turner Contemporary's Portfolio Art Comp - well done, an amazing achievement!

11/03/16

Open mornings for prospective parents & students on Mon 14 Mar & Wed 16 Mar who may be considering a place at BCGS. https://t.co/sP1T0VV1a6

12/02/16

Valentine cupcakes purchased anonymously & delivered to staff and students today with £331 raised for our charities! https://t.co/X67GNkyUL0

09/02/16

3 BCGS students won outstanding recognition in the NCS programme raising £700 for charity & volunteering for 60+ hrs https://t.co/9Ds5bLWNUh

03/02/16

Don't forget our Sixth Form Information Evening tonight 5pm-7pm come and find out what post-16 courses are on offer https://t.co/qWB11F4kDV

02/02/16

Sixth Form Info Evening Wed 3 Feb, 5pm-7pm. Come along & find out about the subjects that interest you for post-16 study. No need to book.

15/01/16

Smash Up Badminton Club has paid off with our U16 badminton team 2nd in Kent School Games defeating Kent College & Fulston Manor & U14s 3rd

13/01/16

Well done BCGS U14 Girls Basketball team, excellent start to the season with a resounding 48-18 victory against Spires Academy.

12/01/16

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Unsure how to write your personal statement? This video has heaps of inspiration... https://t.co/yxvXxUEI1M

05/01/16

Join us on 3 Feb 5pm-7pm for another chance to see our school & talk about the post-16 courses being offered in Sept https://t.co/vRsZy5sDX1

18/12/15

Thank you to all staff, students & parents who have contributed to the Canterbury Food Bank with outstanding generosity

03/12/15

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Heading to an open day? Check out our top tips before you go! https://t.co/Ia4I5KGA6X https://t.co/AwbSuKbp2F

03/12/15

We raised £122.27 for this year’s Poppy Appeal. Well done staff, students and visitors

27/11/15

We've raised £4757 in just 3 months for our 5 chosen charities + Jeans for Genes Day & the MacMillan Coffee Morning. Amazing work!

27/11/15

Good luck to everyone taking part in the District Cross Country today, especially BCGS students – all 32 of them!

25/11/15

We raised over £1k, TWICE last year’s total, with Rag Week activities & proceeds to BCGS charities - great fun! https://t.co/4HZsS06JaX

25/11/15

Our Carol Service at Canterbury Cathedral on 8 Dec will feature the appropriately named Joseph in Y7 singing Once in Royal David’s City

20/11/15

Well done to Liberty in Y11 whose design has been chosen for our Christmas Card this year #design#artwork https://t.co/ar3syc7PaV

19/11/15

Great work – students raised £132.48 for Great Ormond Street Bake it Better Campaign and we all enjoyed cakes!

The Drama Department

Key Stage 3

Drama lessons are taught once a fortnight and each scheme of work focuses on teaching pupils transferable skills needed in order to thrive and develop into a well-rounded scholar. Pupils study a wide range of topics such as; Physical Theatre, Greek Theatre, Theatre in Education and Naturalistic Theatre. These provide pupils with the opportunity to build and develop their own creative and collaborative skills through the rehearsal and performance process. Pupils learn how to work professionally by giving and receiving constructive feedback then applying it to improve their own work. They are formally assessed at the end of each unit through both a practical performance and a written evaluation about the drama work created. Homework is set every lesson, and varies from learning lines to analysing performance work.

Key Stage 4

During Key stage 4, pupils take GCSE Drama via the AQA Examination board. Pupils learn about drama through practical experience, seeing theatre and making theatre for themselves. Pupils are introduced to a wide range of theatrical styles and contexts as they explore plays practically and create performances. Pupils will gain many invaluable skills, both theatrical and transferable, that will enhance their overall creative and collaborative capabilities. The written examination allows pupils to demonstrate their imagination in interpreting the set text and apply independent thinking skills as they evaluate a live theatre production.

GCSE Drama Course Overview

Component 1: Understanding Drama- Written examination (40%)

  • Study and explore ‘Blood Brothers’ by Willy Russell
  • Analysis and evaluation of a live theatre production

    Assessment
    Written examination questions       (1 hour 45 mins)

  • Section A: multiple choice (4 marks)
  • Section B: four questions on a given extract from ‘Blood Brothers’ (46 marks)
  • Section C: one question analysing and evaluating a live theatre production (32 marks)

    Component 2: Devising Drama- Practical (40%)

    Process of creating devised drama, documenting development and performance.
    Assessment

  • Performance of devised drama (20 marks)
  • Devising log including analysis and evaluation of their own work (60 marks)

    Component 3: Texts in Practice- Practical (20%)

  • Performance of two extracts from one play.
  • Free choice of play but it must contrast with the set play chosen for component 1.

    Assessment

  • Performance of extract 1 (25 marks.)
  • Performance of extract 2 (25 marks.)

 

Key Stage 5

  • During Key stage 5, students take A-Level Drama and Theatre Studies via the AQA Examination board. This course provides students with the opportunity to further explore live theatre, develop their practical creativity and build an advanced theoretical and practical understanding of drama. This specification refines students' collaborative skills, their analytical thinking and their approach to research. The students will learn to evaluate objectively and develop a sound appreciation of the influences that cultural and social contexts can have on creative decision making.

    A Level Drama and Theatre Course Overview

    Component 1: Drama and theatre (written examination) (40%)

  • Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre.
  • Study of two set plays: Mucho Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare and Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker
  • Analysis and evaluation of the work of a live theatre production.

    Assessment

  • Written exam: 3 hours
  • Open book
  • 80 marks

    Component 2: Creating original drama (practical) (30%)

  • Process of creating devised drama.
  • Performance of devised drama. Devised piece must be influenced by the work and methodologies of one prescribed practitioner.

    Assessment

  • Working notebook (40 marks)
  • Devised performance (20 marks)
  • 60 marks in total

    Component 3: Making theatre (practical) 30%

  • Practical exploration and interpretation of three extracts (Extract 1, 2 and 3) each taken from a different play.
  • Methodology of a prescribed practitioner must be applied to Extract 3.

    Assessment

  • Performance of Extract 3 (40 marks)
  • Reflective report (20 marks)
  • 60 marks in total