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Theatre Studies A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Oundle School

Course description

Theatre Studies is a serious academic and practical study of the theatrical arts. The course provides pupils with the opportunity to study play texts, create performance, evaluate their own work and research the theory behind the practice. Theatre Studies is a collaborative subject where pupils are expected to communicate effectively, support their peers and manage their own time.

The course covers all aspects of theatre and pupils have an opportunity to be examined in the practical units on performance, direction or a technical element. Pupils will learn many transferable skills that will benefit them in life beyond school, such as presentation skills, problem solving, creative thought and project management. Pupils are encouraged to see as much theatre as possible and have the benefit of quality performances in The Stahl as well as a timetable of regular theatre trips and professional workshops.


Entry requirements

Pupils taking the subject need not have taken GCSE Drama. Previous involvement with Drama or Stahl productions will clearly aid their progress and understanding, but above all else pupils must demonstrate enthusiasm, be self-motivated and show an eagerness to succeed while collaborating effectively with others.


Component 1: Theatre Workshop Coursework [20%] The creation, development and performance of a piece of theatre based on a reinterpretation of an extract from a text chosen from a list supplied by WJEC. The piece must be developed using the techniques and working methods of either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company.

Component 2: Text in Action Visiting Examination [40%] Learners participate in the creation, development and performance of two pieces of theatre based on a stimulus supplied by WJEC: a devised piece using the techniques and working methods of either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company. An extract from a text in a contrasting style chosen by the learner.

Component 3: Text in performance 2 ½ hours examination [40%] Sections A & B: Open book Two questions, based on two different texts, one written pre- 1956 and one written post-1956. Section C: Closed book: The extract of text required for answering the questions will be printed on the examination paper. A series of questions based on a specified extract from: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oundle School directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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