Drama & Theatre Studies

 

This course could be your entrance and passport to Higher Education, the worlds of theatre, film and TV, Public Relations, marketing, business, journalism or any one of numerous communication industries!

The A Level demands practical, creative and communication skills in almost equal measure, as well as reading and research.

Students will:

  • Extend their ability to create drama and theatre either in performing or production roles
  • Write about drama and develop powers of analysis and criticism
  • Study plays, playwrights and practitioners

 

Students need to have:

ü Curiosity about issues and ideas

ü A creative instinct for communication through drama

ü An interest in gaining a greater understanding of how theatre and plays work

ü An interest in acting, directing or design

ü An interest in theatre companies and their work

ü Grade C or above in GCSE Drama or equivalent

 

 

 

Year 12    AS Level

 

Unit 1

Written exam

  1. Response to live theatre
  2. Study of one set play

      ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ Shakespeare

30%

Unit 2

Practical

Presentation of an Extract from a play

With supporting written response

20%

 

Year 13    A2 Level

 

Unit 3

Written

exam

Study of two set plays

A.       Pre-20th century drama

B.        20th century or contemporary drama

30%

Unit 4

Practical

Presentation of devised drama

With supporting written response

20%

 

Ms P Absalom   BA (Hons) PGCE English & Drama  


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33%
A* & A at A Level