OCR's GCSE Drama Text Management Service provides you with confirmation that the texts you have chosen to use for OCR GCSE (9-1) Drama (J316) constitutes a valid combination. It also helps us support the delivery of your chosen texts.
Please note that you will need to use Drama Text Management Service every year before starting to teach your Drama GCSE, even if you have not changed your text choices.
If you have multiple groups or classes taking different text combinations, you must use the Drama Text Management Service to confirm that every combination that your centre plans to use is valid.
If any of your chosen texts for performance are not found in the results below you can request that the texts be added through our Suggest a text form.
Learners will study two different texts in this course. The text for the non-exam component can be chosen by the centre. The exam text must be chosen from the list of set texts given in the component.
All texts specified in the examined component are not allowed to be chosen as performance texts in the non-exam assessment even if they have not been studied for the examination.
Learners are required to study two contrasting texts, both of which must have been professionally commissioned or professionally produced.
Performance texts must also be longer than 45 minutes in performance time when performed in full. Texts cannot be by the same playwright and must contrast in at least three of the following ways:
Choose an exam set text and performance text and click check to find out if the combination is valid.
Choose a text from the dropdown.
Type a title in the box and select from the results that display. Please note that exam set texts have been excluded from the results as they cannot be used as performance texts in the non-exam assessment.