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This new practical resource book by Danielle Mackenzie published by London Drama provides teachers with seven exciting units of work and materials designed for the GCSE Edexcel Drama Examintion, New Specification, helping to organise "Order" in all that potential "Chaos".
Published as a downloadable E-Book.
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The New Edexcel A Level Drama Course
led by Robert Fonseca
Tuesday 20th October 6.30-8.30pm at Central School of Speech & Drama, Eton Avenue NW3 3HY
This course is aimed at both teachers new to the Edexcel AS/A Level course and to current teachers who wish to refresh their ideas and approach, particularly in the light of the new 2008 curriculum. We will focus in particular on:
• Implementing an integrated approach to delivering the various units of the course: the choices we make and how they can be structured to create a coherent educational package.
• Ways of usefully incorporating accessible elements of modern critical theory, offering a robust theoretical framework for analysing and creating drama (semiotics without Saussure!).
• Practical exercises and approaches to teaching concepts, based on tried and tested schemes of work.
Robert Fonseca is Head of Drama at Cardinal Pole School, a mixed 11-18 comprehensive in Hackney, where he is also currently co-ordinating the introduction of the new diploma courses. Robert has been teaching drama in inner London for 18 years, in a variety of settings, and has taught the Edexcel A Level course since its inception in 1996. He worked for many years as a visiting examiner for the Edexcel AS and A2 performance units and he is an experienced course leader, having run many professional development programmes for NQTs and beginning teachers.
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STEP is a borough-wide partnership linking the theatre community and education and youth sector in the London Borough of Southwark. STEP aims to equalise, extend and deepen the theatre and drama experience of all young people living in Southwark through the development of strategic partnerships between schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations. STEP's objective is to work closely with Southwark schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations to develop creative approaches to learning and provide innovative projects which stimulate children and young people's personal development and contribute to their educational attainment.
Find out more here.