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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.
This syllabus is graded from 9 to 1 but is otherwise the same as Cambridge IGCSE Drama (0411). You will find past papers and other resources on the web page for Cambridge IGCSE Drama (0411) which may be useful for teaching Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) Drama (0994).
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
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 (9-1) 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 (9-1) (0994).
Cambridge IGCSE Drama (9-1) (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
In June, this syllabus is available in Administrative zone 3 and for centres in Oman and UAE. In November, this syllabus is available in Administrative zone 3 only. Check the administrative zones for your school.
Please note that if you make an entry for the 9-1 grading scale, it is not then possible to switch to the A*-G grading scale once the entries deadline has passed. If you find that you have accidentally made an entry for the 9-1 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, 2021 or 2022.
Publication of grade descriptions was paused in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the temporary changes to the grading standard that have been in place for 2020, 2021 and 2022. We are currently working on producing these grade descriptions. This work will make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the more stable grading standard that we expect to have in place for June 2023 onwards.
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