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Drama and Theatre Studies - AS / A level at St Benedict's Catholic School

Course description

This course is made available to St Benedict's students at County Upper School.

The course focuses on Drama and Theatre studies as a practical, intellectual and creative subject.  Students are required to study renowned theatre practitioners and use these theories and methods within their own practical work.  Students produce both scripted and devised pieces for performance.  Analysis looks at both the acting and the technical elements of the theatre.  Attending Live Theatre performances are also a key requirement of the course.

Entry requirements

Students require a grade B in English or Drama before embarking on this course. 

Assessment

 

Unit

 

 

% AS

% A

1

AS

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

Use a listed set text to prepare 2 performances:

  • 1 devised
  • 1 scripted.

 Filmed.  Internally assessed

40

20

2

AS

TEXT IN PERFORMANCE

Open text exam.  2 hours.  3 questions:

  • 1 pre-1900 text;
  • 1 post- 1900 text
  • Live theatre review

60

30

3

A

PERFORMANCE ON SET THEME

Use set theme to develop 2 performances (20%)

  • 1 devised
  • 1 script linked to theme

Filmed.  Externally assessed by visiting examiner

 

Written evaluation on following day (10%)

 

30

4

A

TEXT IN CONTEXT

Open text exam.  2 ½ hours  3 questions

  • 1 pre-1900 text;
  • 1 post- 1900 text
  • Directorial analysis of unseen text

 

20

 

Further information

Much of the work is practical.  However, discussion, research, reviews and analysis are also key elements of the course.  Students are expected to attend a minimum of 2 live theatre performances a term.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Benedict's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2017
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