This scheme aims to explore Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night through a series of practical workshops and to consolidate this knowledge into essay format for the Unit 1 Drama written paper, Section B option ‘Study and performance of a scripted play’. This Unit could also easily be adapted for Section A option, ‘Practical work completed during the course’, but please note that you cannot use this scheme for both sections A and B of the written paper as the choice of play must be different.
It is set out over seven weeks, i.e. one half term, and comprises 14 one-hour lessons, plus additional homework time.
This scheme of work is relevant for the Drama written paper: Unit 1, Section B, AO1 and
- recall, select and communicate their knowledge and understanding of drama to generate, explore and develop ideas [AO1]
- analyse and evaluate their own work and that of others using appropriate terminology [AO3]
The specification states that for section B candidates should be able to demonstrate:
- a clear understanding of how plays are constructed and realised
- informed knowledge and understanding of the acting skills required to realise the play
- informed knowledge and understanding of the technical and design elements and the skills required to realise the play
- informed knowledge and understanding of the social, historical and cultural context of the play
- the ability to analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of the skills required
- the ability to analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of the production as a whole
Through the workshops they will have an awareness of the function of the main characters.
Number of lessons: 14