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Drama Studies AS at The Ashcombe School

Course description

Reformed subject

Why study the subject?

For a student with a lively interest in Drama, this course offers an extension of general knowledge and experience of the theatre. For students hoping to extend their studies of English and/or Drama to Higher Education, the course will be of great value. Its emphasis on communication skills will prove an asset to any pupil considering a career which deals with the public.

Course content

The course is both written (30%) and performance based (70%). It involves a close study of texts chosen by the centre and the influences of theatrical practitioners. Several theatre visits to live productions constitute part of the course.

Unit 1: Exploration and Performance

60% of the AS qualification

Content overview

• A group performance/design realisation of one key extract from a performance text.

• A monologue or duologue performance/design realisation from one key extract from a different performance text.

• We will choose the texts and extracts for the assessment.

Unit 2:

40% of the AS qualification

Content overview

• Practical exploration and study of a complete performance text.

• Choice of six performance texts. • Live theatre evaluation – choice of performance.



Unit 1: Coursework assessed

Unit 2: Exam assessed

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 August 2016
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