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Any Mods for 5DR02 who can advise me please?

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by corblimeyguvnor, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. corblimeyguvnor

    corblimeyguvnor New commenter

    Hi -
    Have just read the new FAQ section on the Edexcel web-site and now a little concerned about one task I set students in unit 2 (Blood Brothers).
    The quote from the FAQ is:
    <font face="Verdana" size="2">In Unit 2 my students enjoy devising scenes based around the characters in the play
    text. Does this comply with specification requirements?
    <font face="Verdana" size="2">No. All the assessed 6 hours must focus on exploration of the play text itself.

    In one worksop session, students looked at the scenes in the Lyons/Johnstone houses. They then brainstorm adjectives to describe the atmosphere in the two households (contrasts). They then create a role play using the characters in each household. These are then cross-cut against each other to highlight the contrasts and to help students understand the different environments in which Mickey/Eddie have been raised so that they then apply this to the text.
    Is this contravening what is written in the FAQs? I did this last year and it was not picked up by our Moderator, but now I'm worried as the students have also reflected on it in the Documentary Evidence!
  2. I would say only as a short starter probably. I used to do something similar in which they created scenes in Mickey and Eddie's schools, which wasn't picked up last year either but I don't think I'll do it again this year.
  3. corblimeyguvnor

    corblimeyguvnor New commenter

    It is so confusing. THe editable SOW on the site suggests one activity where the students create a CSI scene after the death of the brothers - that is not the "play text itself". The Teacher Planning and Assessment guide also gives several "off-text" examples.
    Oh well, it's done now! The rest of the workshops are very text-based so we'll see what happens I guess!

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