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What a great night I was asked to speak & to hand out awards award ceremony. my main point was With great POWER comes great RESPONSIBILITY! How are you going to make a difference? Keep doing the great work and celebrating achievements of young people


Harris Academy Beckenham are celebrating after receiving fantastic A Level results this week! These have helped them secure places at a number of top universities and vocational courses.


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Congratulations to all our students picking up their today – fantastic to see so many excellent achievements across our academies


Good luck to all our students today collecting their A-level results! You have worked extremely hard and we are proud of you!


The ETA of the French trip arrival back at the Academy is 7pm!


Our Year 8 students spilling the tea on History at the Imperial War Museum, come and join the tea party!


Our stunning piece of artwork created by our Harris Experience students called 'Our World' made from donated up-cycled materials from staff, all of which had a special meaning or story attached to it. A community project sold at auction and purchased by Lord Harris himself!


The fun continues ...


Our Year 9s are immersed in a day packed rich with history. They have enjoyed a walking tour of Whitechapel, learning all about the murders of 1888 and are currently experiencing a day in the life of an Elizabethan soldier!”


Students are at the market in Mont Didier. Having a great time practising their French! Bon Appetite!


With auction hammers at the ready our Harris Experience students have received their training to auction their creation at Christies entitled 'Our World'; a map of the world made from up-cycled material donated from staff behind which every piece has a story or precious memory.


Students have just visited the site of "le grande mine" at the Lochnagar Crater and the Somme Museum.


HABE Careers Fair 2019 began with George Imafidon, who gave an inspirational speech about moving out of your comfortable zone into the growth zone!


Looks like our staff and students are enjoying the most wonderful time already!


Well-done to our amazing PE department. A great achievement!!


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Last act of the day!! Looking forward to next year already...


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Fancy watching Wimbledon in an open air setting with food, drink and music? Head on down to !


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A fiery debate taking place in our Creative Canopy Tent!


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BREAKING NEWS: SPAIN TRIP UPDATE...they have landed earlier than expected and arrival at HABE is expected at 4:45pm 🇪🇸


IMPORTANT UPDATE regarding . We have just received news that flight is now delayed. Estimated time of arrival back to the Academy is now 6.00pm.

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Qualification: GCSE
Exam Board: Edexcel

Course Outline

The GCSE Drama course provides the opportunity to develop a personal interest in why Drama matters, and to be inspired, moved and changed by following a satisfying and worthwhile course of study. Students will work imaginatively and creatively with others, developing and communicating ideas. At the same time students consider and explore the impact of social, historical and cultural influences on plays. This course will train students in a range of practical, creative and performance skills and offers a basis for their future role as active citizens in employment and society in general.

Key Skills

  • Communication
  • Team work and cooperation
  • Problem solving
  • Time management

Assessment Procedures

The course is assessed both internally and externally. Students will be marked on practical work and performance, as well as producing substantial written documentary evidence. The course is broken down into three units.

Future pathways

Primarily this course aims to use drama to give students the confidence to conduct themselves with empathy and maturity in the world in which they live. It does this by teaching students how to make meaning of the world through drama.  Students will be able to use drama skills in different aspects of their life – both personally and professionally.

If students choose to continue with the subject, it is an ideal basis for post 16 courses and Further Education.

Required skills and aptitudes

  • Creativity
  • A love of theatre and culture
  • Willingness to focus and work hard, demonstrating resilience
  • Working successfully both collaboratively and as an independent learner, demonstrating reciprocity 

Unit 1

Drama exploration - 30% of the GCSE

This unit gives students the opportunity to use a variety of stimulus materials to develop practical skills while exploring a topic.

Students will be assessed on:

  • Six hour practical workshop
  • Writing documentary response (2,000 words)

Unit 2

Exploring play texts – 30% of the GCSE

This unit gives students the chance to study a whole text, and learn how to interpret it. Students will have the opportunity to watch a play in performance at the theatre.

Students will be assessed on:

  • A six hour practical workshop based on a play text.
  • Writing a documentary response to practical exploration ( 1,000 words)
  • Writing a Theatre Review (2,000 words)

Unit 3

Drama Performance – 40% of the GCSE

This unit will provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of practical skills.

An examiner from the board will mark students acting in –performance.




Contact details




Ms V Duggan

Coordinator Performing Arts