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Through practical and theoretical study, learners develop an understanding and enjoyment of drama, developing group and individual skills and studying ways to communicate ideas and feelings to an audience. They learn how to discover the performance possibilities of a text and other stimuli, and devise dramatic material of their own. Learners also develop their performance skills, the demonstration of which will form part of the final assessment.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
Please note that if you make an entry for the A*-G grading scale, it is not then possible to switch to the 9-1 grading scale once the entries deadline has passed. If you find that you have accidentally made an entry for the A*-G syllabus, you must withdraw and re-enter before the entries deadline.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that Grade Descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020 or 2021.
Publication of grade descriptions for these syllabuses has been delayed. This is to make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the full range of candidate performance after the 2020 and 2021 series.
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We provide a wide range of support so that teachers can give their learners the best possible preparation for Cambridge programmes and qualifications. For teachers at registered Cambridge schools, support materials for specific syllabuses are available from the School Support Hub (username and password required).
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We review all of our syllabuses regularly to make sure they continue to meet the needs of our schools and are up-to-date with current thinking. We worked with teachers and subject expert panels to update Cambridge IGCSE Drama as part of our on-going review process. Following the review, we have made some changes to the syllabus for examination in 2022, 2023 and 2024.
The updated syllabus is for examination in June 2022, 2023 and 2024. Please see the 2022-2024 syllabus above for full details.
We have a comprehensive range of materials to help you teach the 2022-2024 syllabus including:
These materials are available on our School Support Hub.
View the supporting resource for Cambridge IGCSE Drama (0411).
Cambridge IGCSE Drama (Collins)
Prepare for the Cambridge IGCSE Drama syllabus with an approach that helps to create a varied, stimulating and enjoyable learning environment that enables students of different confidence and ability levels to flourish.
Read more on the Collins website