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September 2022 Drama update

Wed Sep 28 13:45:00 UTC 2022

Dear colleagues,

I hope that  the autumn term is going well so far.
Here is your late September 2022 update with all the latest news for GCSE and A level Drama teachers.

In this update you will find:

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Key dates

November and December 2022 Centres submit survey for Component 2 
30 January - 31st March 2023 Component 2 assessment window
31 January 2023

Performance texts and live theatre statement (and practitioners - A level only) submission deadline 

21 February 2023 Exam entry deadline (UK centres)
21 March 2023 Exam entry deadline (international centres)
15 April - 15 May 2023 Component 1 samples submitted for moderation

New Admin Support Guides and forms

The new Administrative Support Guides for GCSE Drama and A level Drama and Theatre are now available for this academic year, including information on:

  • key dates
  • administrative guidance for all three Components
  • guidance on using Learner Work Transfer (LWT) platform for Components 1 and 2
  • support on how to contact us 

We have also provided new, clearer (and fewer) forms for Components 1 and 2 for this year to cut back on admin burden.

Pearson Student Diversity Ambassador Programme

The Pearson Student Diversity Ambassador Programme provides a diverse group of young people with the opportunity to have their voices heard and work together with Pearson to help shape the future of education. The programme is designed to help Student Ambassadors develop their skills and actively prepare for their careers and futures beyond the classroom.

To find out more information on how you can become a partner school and enrol some of your students as ambassadors, please fill in the form below on our website.

Training and support

We have free online traning events for Components 1 and 2 of GCSE and A level Drama taking place this autumn term.

You can find the dates and details below

Training Page

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GCSE Drama Start The Year network event 

Here is a recording of the GCSE Drama 'Start The Year' Network event held in September and led by your Subject Advisor.

It includes feedback on the 21/22 academic year, news and information about the 22/23 academic year, guidance on resources and a Q and A.

Start The Year event recording

Support and contact

Please feel free to get in touch, if you require any help or support in your delivery. You can access contact details from the contact card below.

Wishing you a successful and enriching academic year ahead.


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