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GCSE Drama Mock exam Key info
The exam is 1hr 30 mins.
You need to answer 2 full questions.
If you are asked to refer to your chosen skill or how you contributed to the piece
SECTION A Practical work you have completed during the course
Controlled assessment pieces you could write about for section A-
This section is compulsory. The question is split into 4 smaller questions, each worth 10 marks, you must
complete all four questions in this section. You should aim to spend 40 minutes on this section, so each question should
take approx. 10 minutes.
The questions will always follow a similar pattern
01.) Describe your piece, name / theme of work, style, genre, target audience, performance space etc.
02.) Explain you will be asked to explain in further detail how your piece started and developed. It may ask you
to explain your first ideas or how you contributed to initial ideas etc. It may ask you to explain your input in your
03.)- Analyse This will ask you to analyse how your piece developed throughout the controlled assessment period.
It may ask you what progress was made in your rehearsals etc. It will expect you to write honestly about the
developments and how you overcame any obstacles etc.
04.) Evaluate This question will ask you to evaluate the piece. It may ask you to discuss your personal strengths
and weaknesses or it may ask you to focus more on the strengths and weaknesses of the group as a whole.
Section B Study and Performance of a scripted play
You should EITHER answer a question from section B OR section C
Controlled assessment pieces you could write about in section B Blue Remembered Hills
The questions in section B are split into two parts you must answer both parts.
Each part is worth 20 marks each, so this sections carries a total of 40 marks
You should aim to spend 40 minutes on this section, so 20 mins per question.
As these questions are worth more marks, the examiners will expect to see longer answers than in
section A. They need to be in essay form.
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There will be a choice of 2 questions in this section (each have two parts). One question will focus on acting
and the other question will focus on design / technical. The first part of the question will ask you to describe
and explain the piece and processes that you went through to get to the finished product.
The second part of the question will ask you to analyse and evaluate your piece.…read more