Edexcel GCSE Student Book : 9781846903717

Edexcel GCSE Student Book

Gould, M & Jones, M
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Pearson United Kingdom
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Edexcel’s resources for the 2009 GCSE Drama specification

Focussed to the GCSE 2009 specification, this Student Book is written to ensure you have all the support needed to deliver the specification with confidence.

  • Provides a clear outline of what students can do, how thay are assessed and what is important for improving student learning in each unit.
  • Develops students' practical use of the explorative strategies, drama medium and elements of drama in the Programme of Study which underpins the whole course.
  • Deepens students' approaches to exploration of drama in Unit 1 and play texts in Unit 2 with ten sample explorations that include a variety of practical activities and questions to help you evaluate.
  • Guides students through the process of performance or performance support in Unit 3, and how to improve learning.
  • Supports students' documentary responses to practical drama work and to a live performance, and provides a clear glossary to help them use drama terminology appropriately.
  • Offers practical guidance including tips and 'Examzone'.


Table of contents

Programme of Study
Explorative Strategies
The Drama Medium
Elements of Drama
Forms of Stimuli

Unit 1: Drama Exploration
Sample Exploration 1: Outsiders
Sample Exploration 2: Tomorrow's World
Sample Exploration 3: Stolen Lives
Sample Exploration 4: Stand Up for Your Rights!
Sample Exploration 5: Fragile Earth
Documentary response to the practical exploration

Unit 2: Exploring Play Texts
Sample Exploration 1: Tempest
Sample Exploration 2: Graham-World's Fastest Blind Runner
Sample Exploration 3: The Women in Black
Sample Exploration 4: Blood Brothers
Sample Exploration 5: The Crucible
Documentary response to the practical exploration
Response to live performance

Unit 3: Drama Performance
The Performance Process
Performance Support

Exam Zone