The Woman in Black (Unit 2)

The Woman in Black is the second unit of the GCSE course, it will account for 30% of the final grade.  The unit involves 6 hours of practical tasks and a written portfolio to document the practical work created.


By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will: be able to identify aspects of the drama medium characteristic of the genre.

Most students will: have the skills to express emotion using a variety of physical techniques.

Some learners will have progressed further and will:  select appropriate strategies and aspects of the drama medium to create an imaginative interpretation of a gripping scene.


This unit is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated (both practical and written work).

Extended homework task

Students will keep a ‘Drama Diary’.

How to help your child

It would be helpful if parents could encourage students to keep a drama diary at the end of each practical session.  The diary is not assessed and is a way for students to document what happened in the practical session, through notes, diagrams, bullet points etc so that when students come to write up the work for their documentary response under controlled conditions they have some notes to refer to.