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02/06/20

Our weekly wellbeing bulletin is being email to parents today. There are as always ideas for supporting both yours and your child/children’s wellbeing

01/06/20

Our certificate of social value for 2019-20 for the hours DofE Chobham Academy students donated to their local community. Across London, DofE participants contributed an incredible 356,616 hours volunteering to help others, which equates to a social value of over £1.5 million! https://t.co/So5fRC9sat

01/06/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Today PE GCSE, A-level & CTEC Sport students had their 2nd live Q&A session with & footballer Dale Stephens. Focusing on Attitude, Resilience & Determination in becoming an elite athlete. Check Instagram for highlights. ChobhamacadPE https://t.co/dXWX4MuO3j

01/06/20

With the start of a new term we want to celebrate the amazing completion of 135,262 questions in Summer 1 through Home Learning tasks. Congratulations to the top 3 classes! Let's keep up the good work in Summer 2! https://t.co/v45O3qs7i3

18/05/20

Mental Health Awareness Week https://t.co/k1lniXYaWz

18/05/20

A new week with some new classes in the top 3. Great work everyone especially 9Y-MA4 that has almost doubled the amount of tasks completed compared to last week https://t.co/l0RUgTcnQy

18/05/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Summer term week 5     challenge. This weeks challenge is focused around the app TikTok. We challenge you to be creative and create your own exercise TikTok or replicate Miss Ellis. Send your videos to your PE teacher via email. Good Luck. https://t.co/oIDCteNdYb

13/05/20

Celebration students’ maths work. A well deserved congratulations to last weeks' top 3 classes for all your effort! https://t.co/c8sv60MaZf

11/05/20

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Can’t wait to Mr Starkey’s challenge!

11/05/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

🚨 BIG ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨 The PE Instagram is officially back after many years of being absent, go and check us out! 📸 ChobhamacadPE ⚽️🏀🎾🏓⚾️🤸‍♂️🤾🧘‍♀️🧗

11/05/20

During the coronavirus lockdown, all staff at Chobham Academy remain committed to providing up-to-date and relevant career advice for our students. This is our most recent careers bulletin which offers guidance and advice about student's career choices and pathways. https://t.co/vYdmyXdFP9

07/05/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Summer term week 3    challenge. This weeks challenge requires upper body strength & balance. You will be challenged to put a t-shirt over your head whilst in a handstand position being supported by a wall as demonstrated by Miss Ellis.🤸👕 Good luck! https://t.co/kPyJoTxzyZ

07/05/20

Today is the most important holiday for Buddhists 🙂 Happy Vesak Day - The Buddha's birthday! https://t.co/wlZBbvGfUa

01/05/20

St Joseph's Hospice in Hackney has played an essential role in palliative care, for our community for over 100 years. All funds have been lost - if you are able to support them the link for donations is https://t.co/BfFN9oYpkX

30/04/20

Well done to Renee in Year 9 for demonstrating some outstanding photography skills to complete one of the Geography department's challenges!! https://t.co/cXcFumFCQJ

28/04/20

Retweetd From Barking and Dagenham

UPDATE 28 APRIL | Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day and at 11am we held a minute’s silence to remember all our health, care & front line workers, who have sadly lost their lives to coronavirus. Now, more than ever, we owe it to them https://t.co/s3YYGSCVbN

28/04/20

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

DID YOU KNOW we have lots of FREE booky activities to keep the kids busy during lockdown. 🎨 DOWNLOAD activity sheets to get creative! https://t.co/HiDFW6kZ8b 🎥 WATCH 12 Author & Illustrator Masterclasses https://t.co/1coDYfUVo8 🎮GAMES to play online https://t.co/EtENcE4CKm https://t.co/y80Fto2eQG

28/04/20

Retweetd From 🚒 LFB Fire Cadets 🚒

Come and watch LIVE Bake Along at home on our account at 2pm with Coordinator Lucy ..... don’t miss out! https://t.co/yWNcu1mSWX

28/04/20

Frankenstein is being streamed on the National Theatre Live YouTube page on Thursday at 7pm and is highly recommended by our Performing Arts team! Please click the link below: https://t.co/fkkL08cxNF

28/04/20

Retweetd From NSPCC

Without our incredible volunteers, we wouldn't be able to answer the young people who contact Childline. & without people contacting our helpline, we wouldn't be able to protect the children we do. Together we can help children & young people who need us now more than ever. https://t.co/Mpc3KHo4BL

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Drama

A Level Drama (Edexcel)

Aims

To enable students to:

  • Develop and apply an informed, analytical framework for making, preforming, interpreting and understanding drama and theatre
  • Understand the place of relevant theoretical research in informing the processes and practices involved in creating theatre and the place of practical exploration in informing theoretical knowledge of drama and theatre
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of how the social, cultural and historical contexts of performance texts have influenced the development of drama and theatre
  • Understand the practices used in 21st-century theatre making
  • Experience a range of opportunities to create theatre, both published text-based and devised work
  • Participate as a theatre maker and as an audience member in live theatre
  • Understand and experience the collaborative relationship between various roles within theatre
  • Develop and demonstrate a range of theatre-making skills
  • Develop the creativity and independence to become effective theatre makers
  • Adopt safe working practices as a theatre maker
  • Analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others

Assessment

Component 1: Devising

Non-Examination assessment

40% of the qualification

80 marks

Content overview

  • Devise an original performance piece.
  • Use on key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as stimuli.
  • Centre choice of text and practitioner.
  • Performer or designer routes available.

Assessment overview

  • AO1, AO2 and AO4 are assessed.
  • Internally assessed and externally moderated.
  • There are two parts to the assessment:
  1. A portfolio (60 marks, 40 marks assessing AO1 and 20 marks assessing AO4)
  2. The devised performance (20 marks, assessing AO2)

Component 2: Text in Performance

Non-examination assessment

20% of the qualification

60 marks

Content overview

  • A group performance of one key extract from a performance text.
  • A monologue or duologue performance from one key extract from a different performance text.
  • Centre choice of performance texts.

Assessment overview

  • AO2 is assessed,
  • Externally assessed by a visiting examiner.
  • Group performance worth 26 marks
  • Monologue or duologue worth 24 marks.

Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice

Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes

40% of the qualification

80 marks

Content overview

  • Live theatre evaluation – choice of performance.
  • Practical exploration and study of a complete performance text – focusing on how this can be realised for performance.
  • Practical exploration and interpretation of another complete performance text, in light of a chosen theatre practitioner – focusing on how this text could be reimagined for a contemporary audience.
  • Centre choice of 15 performance texts from two lists on the next page.
  • Choice of 15 performance texts.
  • Choice of eight practitioners

Assessment Overview

Section A: Live Theatre Evaluation

  • Students answer one extended response question from a choice of two requiring them to analyse and evaluate a live theatre performance they have seen in light of a given statement.

Section B: Page to Stage: Realising a Performance Text

  • Students answer two extended response questions based on an unseen extract from the performance text they have studied.
  • Students will demonstrate how they, as theatre makers, intend to realise the extract in performance.
  • Students answer from the perspective of a performer and a designer.

Section C: Interpreting a Performance Text

  • Students will answer on extended response question from a choice of two based on an unseen named section from their chosen performance text.
  • Students will demonstrate how their re-imagined production concept will communicate ideas to a contemporary audience.
  • Students will also need to outline how the work of their chosen theatre practitioner has influenced their overall production concept and demonstrate an awareness of the performance text in its original performance conditions

Performance texts

List A – one from:

List B – one from:

Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, Dario Fo Antigone, Sophocles
Colder Than Here, Laura Wade Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe
Equus, Peter Shaffer Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen
Fences, August Wilson Lysistrata, Aristophanes
Machinal, Sophie Treadwell The Maids, Jean Genet
That Face, Polly Stenham The School for Scandal, Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  The Tempest, William Shakespeare
  Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett
  Woyzeck, Georg Buchner

Practitioners

Antonin Artaud Kneehigh
Bertold Brecht Joan Littlewood
Steven Berkoff Punchdrunk
Complicite Constantin Stanislavski

Assessment Objectives

AO1

Creating and developing ideas to communication meaning as part of theatre-making process

AO2

Making connections between dramatic theory and practice

AO3

Analysing and evaluating their own work

AO4

Group performance – vocal and physical skills