Presentation on theme: "(and a handy guide for the other ones as well). There are 2 external papers for Drama: 90011 Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within."— Presentation transcript:
There are 2 external papers for Drama: 90011 Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live performance 90998 Demonstrate understanding of features of a drama/theatre form Although you can choose to only do 1 paper at the end of the year, for the exams in Week 6, it is recommended that you attempt both. Each paper should take you 1 hour. Therefore, to maximise your chances of a fabulous grade, stay for the whole time.
Check the time and the place for the exam. Know exactly where/when you need to be there. DO NOT cram beforehand. Study up until the night before if you have to. Make sure you have made yourself a study timetable and stick to it. Have your clear plastic bag packed and ready the night before. For Drama, you will only require blue/black pens. Get a good night’s sleep beforehand Eat before the exam. Healthy food NOT junk. Don’t hang out with people before the exam who are likely to make you nervous.
Remain calm and stay confident Breathe deeply Be early for the exam. This is already an intense time – make it easy for yourself by controlling when you arrive.
Stay calm. Relax and stay focused. Have confidence in yourself Answer the easy questions first Read the question twice. Look out for the key language in the questions and circle them to keep you focused on exactly what you have to do. Remember the differences between: LIST, EXPLAIN, DESCRIBE. Also watch out for plurals: “Name the key features of the graph” means that they want you to identify at least two BOLD type will help you in the question
Manage your time – look at the number of questions and the therefore the time that you need to devote to each. DO NOT use twink, red pen or pencil. Blue/Black pen only. If you make a mistake, just cross it out. Use diagrams to support your answer, label them clearly. Make sure that it is not an illustration of what you are already saying. Proof read your answer. Check: Have I written a complete answer? Have I answered the question that has been asked? Keep to the point
Stay confident Try not to over-analyse your answers, in particular avoid the “what did you put for Q2?” type of interactions with others.
Techniques Voice Body Movement Space Elements Role Time Place Action Situation Focus Mood Tension
Pre Performance Hot seating, interview Freeze frames, tableaux, snapshot Triggers Research Roleplay, Role on the Wall, writing in role Diagrams/maps Visualisation Performance (some) Exits/entrances Stage directions Fast forward/flashback Dream sequence Narrator Spoken thoughts Interacting with the audience Masks, puppetry Monologue, soliloquy