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AQA GCSE Drama Student Book: Revised Edition

This title will be available from Friday 15 January, 2021.

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Author(s): Annie Fox

awarding body: AQA

level: GCSE

isbn: 978-1-912820-50-4

subject: Drama

Pages: 264pp


Publishing January 2021.
We are very sorry but the disruption caused by Coronavirus means delaying publication of this title until January 2021.


The Revised Edition of this popular Student Book covers AQA’s updated GCSE Drama specification for first teaching from September 2020.
(For details of the current edition which covers AQA's 2016 specification click here).

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Covers the new selection of set plays for 2020 in AQA’s updated specification: The Crucible, Blood Brothers, Noughts & Crosses, Things I Know to be True, Around the World in 80 Days, Romeo and Juliet, A Taste of Honey

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Fully supports the specification assessment objectives and covers the three components: Understanding drama, Devising drama, Texts in practice

Includes plenty of practical suggestions for drama activities, and tasks to enable students to develop their performance and design skills

Contains many contemporary examples of drama writing, staging, performance and interpretation to allow students to explore key ideas and skills in a relevant context

Analysis and evaluation skills are highlighted and practised in all topics

Interviews and case studies of key roles such as set designer and performer help improve student understanding 

Key drama terminology is identified and defined throughout


An Introduction to Drama

Component 1: Understanding Drama

Theatre roles and terminology

Study of a Set play

Live Theatre Production

Component 2:  Devising Drama

Component 3: Texts in Practice

Costume Design

Puppet Design

Glossary of all key drama terms and definitions


About the author

Annie Fox was the Head of Drama and Lead Teacher for Gifted and Talented Pupils in a state comprehensive that routinely achieved outstanding results.  After studying in New York and at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, she worked as an actor for over a decade, before training to teach. She has played a key role in training Drama teachers and been an Associate Moderator for a major awarding body.  Annie is also an experienced English teacher and author.