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Theatre Studies - WJEC A Level at Bishopshalt School

Course description

This course is an in depth study of all aspects of theatre. You will practically explore how theatre is made, and learn a range of techniques that actors and directors use to bring dramatic works to life. You will study, interpret and perform the work of well-known playwrights, while developing a critical appreciation for live productions.

Course content

This course is an in depth study of all aspects of theatre. You will practically explore how theatre is made, and learn a range of techniques that actors and directors use to bring dramatic works to life. You will study, interpret and perform the work of well-known playwrights, while developing a critical appreciation for live productions.

 

 

Entry requirements

GCSE Drama is a very desirable qualification, but anyone with a passion for theatre would be welcome. A 6 (B) grade at GCSE English Literature is also very desirable. The nature of the course requires students to work independently with their peers; therefore high levels of motivation and attendance are essential.

Assessment

Component 1 Theatre Workshop

This is assessed in two parts. Firstly Learners are required to create a piece of theatre based on an extract from a text, using the techniques and working methods of either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company. The second assessment is in the form of a written creative process log.

Mode of assessment - Creative log and performance

Weight of component - 20%

Component 2 Text in Action

This component requires learners to engage with a stimulus to create 2 pieces of live theatre: 1 devised piece using the working methods and techniques of either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company and 1 extract from a text in a different style to the devised piece. Learners will also write 1 process and evaluation report on both pieces.

Mode of assessment - 2 performances and a process and evaluation report

Weight of component - 40%

Component 3 Text in Performance

A formal written examination where learners are required to study 2 complete texts and 1 extract from a third contrasting text to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills in interpreting texts for performance.

Mode of assessment - Written exam

Weight of component - 40%

Future opportunities

This course would be beneficial to any student who is looking to develop their cultural horizons, their communication skills and their confidence; essential to ALL fields of employment. It would be of particular interest for students looking for careers in the Performing Arts, Television, Broadcasting, Advertising and Journalism.

Further information

For further information see Mrs Burman - Head of Drama.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 November 2017
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