Drama & Theatre Studies
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COMPONENT 1: DEVISING
40% OF A LEVEL
Create a performance based around a play and a practitioner
- 20 Marks – Performance
- 60 Marks – Portfolio (written or spoken)
COMPONENT 2: TEXT IN PERFORMANCE
20% OF A LEVEL
Performance of a Monologue and an extract from a play
- 36 Marks – Group Performance
- 24 Marks – Monologue
COMPONENT 3: THEATRE MAKERS IN PRACTICE
40% OF A LEVEL
- Section A: Review of Live Theatre – 20 Marks
- Section B: That Face – Polly Stenham – 36 Marks
- Section C: Lysistrata – Aristophanes – 24 Marks
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|Term||Year 1||Year 2|
|1: June-July||n/a||That Face – Polly Stenham|
|2: Sept – Oct||Exploration of 4:48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane and Artaud
|Exploration of Brecht – Review|
|3: Nov – Dec||Component 1 – Performance and complete Portfolio/td>||Lysistrata|
|4: Jan-Feb||Component 2 Preparation||Lysistrata|
|5: March – Apr||Component 2 Performance||Revision|
|6: May-June||That Face – Polly Stenham||Component 3 Exam|
Minimum grade C at GCSE in English, previous study of GCSE/BTEC Drama is not necessary.
What type of student is this course suitable for?
If you have an interest in or a passion for drama, enjoy practical performance, challenging styles and texts and are excited by seeing and experiencing theatre, this is the course for you. You must have self-motivation, team-work skills, and effective time management in order to see the best success.
Where could this course take you?
A Level Drama and Theatre Studies would naturally lead to a range of higher education courses or careers linked to drama, such as acting, directing, design, musical theatre, stage management, producing, drama therapy, drama teaching and arts administration. However this A Level ranks highly among students who wish to pursue further study or a career in any field, particularly the in the humanities, law and modern foreign languages. It is high on the list of courses accepted by the Russell group universities.