09 May, 2012
GCSE DRAMA EXAMINATION PERFORMANCES SHINE WITH CREATIVITY AND TALENT!
Examinations can be stressful for even the most confident
and well prepared among us; can you imagine how much more intense it is when a
major part of your exam is to perform a play you have created from scratch with
your peers in front of an audience as well as the Official Examiner?
That was the challenge faced by two groups of Year 11
Drama students at St James when they gave their examination performances and
they rose to it magnificently!
In "Biscuits and Balaclavas" we saw an intense performance with the ensemble cast portraying a tragically typical story from
"The Troubles" in Northern Ireland that did not flinch from hard questions and brutal truths.
"Rendezvous with Death" was a meditation on death in four
episodes, each examining what it means to live a good life and what it is in
life that truly makes it meaningful.
The audience was clearly impressed and showed it (the
Examiner was not allowed to express an opinion) and there was a very touching
and heartfelt tribute to our Head of Drama, Marie Wood, from all the boys at
the end of the evening.