Part 1:

In this first part of your Working Record, keep track of your initial responses to the stimulus material, and record your ideas and research. It can include images, continuous writing and recorded audio and video. It might include:

  • Exploration of the style of the play “Oh What a Lovely War” and the historical conflicts it reflects upon
  • Conventions of War
  • Objects from War that may make good props
  • Statistics and historical facts about the battle at Loos and General Haig.
  • Weapons of WWI
  • References to poetry, film, theatre and imagery that expand on the ideas in the play about war
  • Definition of satire
  • Examples of propaganda and political satire
  • Contemporary references
    • Modern Warfare
    • Profits from war
    • War crime
    • Media manipulation
    • Weapons manufacturers

Part 2:

You must hand in your own individual working record at the end of the 10 hour supervised examination. Group working records are unacceptable. Your working record must include evidence of:

  1. intention of the drama/design/script with any relevant background information
  2. planning
  3. how relevant areas of study have been applied
  4. individual contribution to the chosen brief

Part 3:

Reflection and Evaluation

  • What worked well?
  • What didn’t work?
  • What changes did you make throughout the development process that improved/focussed your performance on its main driving question?
  • How did the audience respond?
  • What would you do differently?
  • What did you learn?

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