New draft 2016 GCSE Drama (9-1) specification | Pearson qualifications

New draft 2016 GCSE Drama (9-1) specification now available

7 August 2015

The new Pearson Edexcel draft GCSE Drama specification for first teaching September 2016 (2-year courses) is now available. It has been submitted to Ofqual for accreditation, together with the sample assessment materials.

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Download the new draft specification 

Please note that this draft qualification:

  • has not yet been accredited by Ofqual
  • has been published to enable teachers to have early sight of our proposed approaches to GCSE Drama.

We may have to make further changes, and cannot assure that the proposed qualification will be:

  • made available in its current form
  • accredited in time for: 
    • first teaching in September 2016 
    • first award in summer 2018.

Book your place on a free launch event

You can now book a place on a free launch event to find out more about our new draft GCSE Drama qualification. We’re running events around the country in the autumn term.

To book a place you can:

If events are full, please ask to be put on a waiting list.

We’d love to hear your thoughts

Please let me know what you think of our new draft specification via email or Twitter. My contact details are below.

All the best,



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