Apr 102014
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GCSE Drama Performances

On Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 April, the Year 11 GCSE Drama groups performed their examination pieces. These performances conclude the GCSE course and count for 40% of the final GCSE grade. The theme this year was ‘Contrasts’ and the two performances were very different in terms of style and content. The first performance, entitled ‘Development of the Homosapien’ explored the contrast between men and women. The Drama students Joe Gallagher, Abdulla Bazian, Amr Tolba, Fatema Jallaf, Umme Alam and Yomna Zeyada created an entertaining and moving performance that explored the relationships between men and women. The relationships between fathers and daughters, young children and married couples were all depicted, through extracts from scripts as well as devised movement sequences and video projections. The second performance was ‘The Bachaae’, adapted from the KneeHigh Theatre play about the women who leave their restricted lives to follow the god Dionysus. The Drama students in this piece are: Olivia Wilson, Gabby Liandu, Alex Pafford, Mina Thomure and Sophie Bury. These girls created tension in their dynamic performance which was haunting and visually engaging. All students worked incredibly hard in the run up to these performances. Thank you to all audience members who came to support them.