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WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Drama: Designing Drama

Author(s): Sue Shewring

awarding body: WJEC/Eduqas

level: GCSE

isbn: 978-1-912820-52-8

subject: Drama

Pages: 256 pp


Delayed - now publishing 2021.
We are very sorry but the interruption to our business caused by Coronavirus means delaying publication of this title until 2021. We will provide the revised publication date as soon as we possibly can.


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A uniquely comprehensive and detailed textbook providing in-depth support for the design route through the WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Drama specification, covering all lighting, sound, set and costume options.

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The only book for WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Drama that offers practical guidance for all the design options and is tailored specifically to meet the requirements of the exam board

Colourful and accessible design with a wide range of practical activities for each option, making it suitable for design novices as well as those with experience

Written by an experienced author in collaboration with expert consultants working professionally in each of the design areas

Includes a variety of features including Assessment Checks, Tasks and Design Tips, with key terminology identified and defined throughout

Covers all the assessment objectives for each design option, and provides a range of practice questions with exemplar answers and extensive advice on exam preparation

Covers working with the relevant technology in each area and how to prepare the appropriate documentation

Analysis and evaluation skills are highlighted and practised throughout

Suitable for specialist and non-specialist drama teachers



How you will be assessed
How to use this book

Introduction to Design
Practical costume design
Practical lighting design
Practical set design
Practical sound design

Component 1: Devising Theatre
Designing Costume for the devised piece
Designing Lighting for the devised piece
Designing Set for the devised piece
Designing Sound for the devised piece

Component 2: Performing Theatre /Performing from a text
Designing Costume for Performing Theatre / Performing from a text
Designing Lighting for Performing Theatre / Performing from a text
Designing Set for Performing Theatre / Performing from a text
Designing Sound for Performing Theatre / Performing from a text

Component 3: Interpreting Theatre
Introduction to the written exam
How you will be assessed
Using this book to help you prepare for the written exam
Using practical experience to help you prepare for the written exam


About the author

Sue Shewring worked as an actor and education development officer during the height of Britain’s Theatre-in-Education movement. She later became Head of Drama at an 11-18 school where she staged several full scale productions at a local theatre. She advised in the capacity of Lead Teacher of Drama for Lancashire, and now tutors GCSE and A-level students.

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