Changing Levels: Making KS3 Assessment Work

Yesterday I wrote a post about how I intend to change Key Stage 3 Assessment to using a Graded system of 1 – 9. I have decided to go back to the Drama in Schools document published in 2003 by the Arts Council and build this new assessment system around the model of Make, Perform and Respond (MPR). I’ve broken MPR down in 6 different … Continue reading Changing Levels: Making KS3 Assessment Work

Changing Levels: Key Stage 3 Assessment Overview

I wrote a post a few months ago about the change to no longer using levels and the fact that, as Drama didn’t actually have any officially recognised levels anyway, we should be in a position to lead the way on the change to levels. Over the last few months I’ve been developing and creating a method of assessment using the idea of a system of … Continue reading Changing Levels: Key Stage 3 Assessment Overview

6 Ways to improve extended writing

Completed some awesome CPD a few weeks ago run by some colleagues at my school on extended writing. I am conscious of the fact that in most A Level Drama courses there are written exams which require extended writing. I’m with Edexcel A Level Drama and Theatre Studies at the moment, and in Unit 4 the students are required to write two 30 mark essays. … Continue reading 6 Ways to improve extended writing