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Drama and Theatre Studies A-Level at Brampton Manor Academy

Course description

Who should study Drama?

This course will appeal to students who are interested in developing their performance/design skills and their understanding of the ways in which drama has communicated to a contemporary audience throughout time.

Course content

AS Drama

Unit 1: Exploration of Drama and Theatre

This unit is internally assessed and requires students to explore two contrasting play texts. It accounts for 40% of the AS grade.

Unit 2: Theatre Text in Performance

This unit is externally assessed and offers students the chance to demonstrate skills in a performance environment. It accounts for 60% of the AS grade.

A2 Drama

Unit 3: Exploration of Dramatic Performance

This unit requires the creation of a unique and original piece of theatre. It is internally assessed and accounts for 20% of the A level grade.

Unit 4: Theatre Text in Context

This unit is externally assessed and requires the detailed study of a chosen play text and a prescribed historical period of theatrical development. It is assessed by a 2 hour 30 minutes written examination exploring one play from the point of view of the director and evaluating a live performance of a historic play. It accounts for 30% of the A level grade.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to study A-Levels is at least six GCSE grades A*-C (including English, Maths and Double or Triple Science). The average of all the GCSEs taken must be grade B or higher. We will not count ‘GCSE-equivalent’ qualifications (for example BTEC, DIDA, OCR Nationals).

Students must also achieve at least Grade B in the subjects that they wish to study. Where students have not studied a subject before, comparable grades will be used as a guide.

The subjects a student choses to study at A Level have a large impact on future progression to university and degree choice. We will consider each individual's circumstances and offer appropriate guidance and support to help students make the right subject choices.

Subject Specific

GCSE grade B in English 

Future opportunities

This A-Level will be useful to most creative careers including, acting, writing, designing, directing teaching, journalism, advertising, media, sales, entrepreneurialism, public relations, tourism and management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brampton Manor Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 April 2015

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