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This Drama GCSE page contains quick links to featured and key documents for teachers. You may also choose to show all documents or browse shop items related to the subject.

WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, GCE and GCSE Drama qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales.

Principal Examiners' Report

The Principal Examiners' Report providing feedback on the Summer 2013 series of examinations, is now available. Centres are advised to read the report carefully as it provides helpful observation and commenatry on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next series of examinations.

Continuing Professional Development

The internal assessment standardising continuing professional development programme for the 2013 – 2014 academic year is now open for bookings. These events are free of charge, but please note that attendance is limited to one member of staff per centre for each subject.  Additional members of staff may attend on payment of a £30 per head administration fee. Examination review will be provided online. A presentation giving details of this provision is now available on the website.

WJEC linear GCSE Drama approved

In common with other awarding organisations, WJEC was recently asked to revise GCSE specifications to make the assessment linear.

We are pleased to announce that WJEC linear GCSE specification in Drama has been approved by the regulators.

The subject content remains exactly the same. The only difference is that in linear specifications all examinations must be taken at the end of the course. You may view the revised specification here.

Main points:

  • ALL centres in England will be required to use linear GCSE specifications from first award in 2014 (first teaching of two-year courses in September 2012).
  • In Wales, centres will be able to choose to follow either of the two options available for courses starting from September 2012:

    • linear specifications (first award summer 2014), where candidates sit all their exams at the end of the course.
    • existing unitised specifications where assessment may be taken in separate units at stages during the course as is currently the case.
  • WJEC is offering both linear and unitised specifications.
  • The content of the two options is the same; the only difference is that in linear assessment all examinations must be taken at the end of the course.

Drama Bulletin

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Key Documents

Unitised Specifications

Video explaining entry and re-sit rules for GCSE unitised specifications:
Unitised Specifications - GCSE Video

Uniform Marks (UMS)

Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks may be found in the following document - Uniform Marks

For further information, please contact:

Catherine Webster - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5316

Angela Perkins - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5176

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