WJEC GCSE Drama Unit 1 Devised Practical Performance by Garry Nicholas


WJEC GCSE Drama Unit 1 Devised Practical Performance by Garry Nicholas

The first textbook available that is specifically designed to support WJEC GCSE Drama - Unit 1; and is endorsed by WJEC. It provides complete support for the practical unit for your students. It offers students a unique suite of ideas, activities, information and inspiration to support DR1 Devised Practical Performance. It provides DR1 advice, knowledge and skills in a colourful and highly accessible way. // It makes explicit connections between what students learn and how they can apply this to their own practical performances. // A 'Toolkit' approach provides content on three different Practitioners and three different Genres. // It helps students incorporate understanding of Practitioners and Genres in their work. // Active ideas for tasks, exercises and games throughout will really encourage your students to think and perform. Key features include: //What will I learn? Tells students exactly what they need to know in each topic; // Key terms are clearly highlighted and defined on each spread; // Real-world drama examples throughout help students appreciate current practitioners and genres; // Top Drama Tips provide instant ideas and ways to improve your drama knowledge; // Activity feature provides regular opportunities for students to recall knowledge, test understanding and apply to their own performances; // Ideas for solo, small group and whole class exercises link to sub-topics and specific skills; // Different types of source stimulus within each activity give students a range of types of drama stimulus to work from; // Activities link back to previous sections allowing students to build and reinforce skills and knowledge


This is the ultimate toolkit for students studying GCSE drama. It has proved an invaluable aid for the WJEC unit one module. It is student friendly, giving insights into the key methods of the main practitioners and styles. The GCSE classes have been able to use so many activities to enhance and develop their practical work and their understanding of key drama terms and methods. It is attractively presented and de finitely a 'must have

About the Author

Garry Nicholas is a former Deputy Headteacher and Head of Drama at Ysgol y Strade, Llanelli, South Wales. He has taught GCSE and A Level Drama extensively over the years, and many of his former pupils have gone to act on stage and screen. He has appeared on the Welsh popular soap opera 'Pobol y Cwm', and is Chairperson for both GCSE and A Level Drama for a major awarding body.

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120 pages


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Publication date

16th September 2013



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