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Drama and Theatre Studies

Drama

Drama & Theatre Studies

 

Specification: Edexcel

 

Qualification type: A Level

 

Entry criteria (GCSE grades)

English Language 5

Drama (if taken) B

 

Subject description

All components of this course are based around practical exploration of texts or ideas. There is a focus on the theatre-making process to ensure that students understand how to create and develop their ideas for performance collaboratively and then to reflect on this process.  Set texts require students to articulate how they would perform in certain roles and design for certain scenes, putting practical work at the art of the course.

 

Units studied

AS

Component 1: Exploration & Performance, 60%

  • A Group performance of one key extract from a performance text informed by the methodology of one influential practitioner.
  • A monologue or duologue performance from one key extract from a different performance text.

Component 2: Theatre Makers in Practice.

  • Written Examination: 1hour 45 minutes. 40%
  • Practical exploration and study of a complete performance text.
  • Live theatre evaluation.

 

A Level

Component 1: Devising 90%

Devise an original performance piece, using one key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as stimuli.

Component 2: Text in Performance 20%

A group performance of one key extract from a different performance text.

Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice 40%

  • Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Live theatre evaluation
  • Practical exploration and study of a complete performance text in light of a chosen theatre practitioner, focusing on how this text could be reimagined for contemporary audience.

Post-18 opportunities

Universities and employers like students who have studied Drama as they are used to woring collaboratively and are proficient communicators.

 

Teacher responsible:  Ms S Cowley