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

Written Exam

  • 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
Start Devising
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

Course requirements

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.

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Contact Mrs Kent directly for more information on this course.

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