Drama and Theatre Studies A level at Edgbarrow School
Drama & Theatre Studies uses a range of learning and teaching styles to deliver the course. Visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners have the opportunity to take part in practical work, debates, research and discussion as well as written analysis.
Component 1: Drama and Theatre Study of two set plays developing knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre and then analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers. Written exam: 3 hours; 40% of A Level
Component 2: Creating Original Drama (practical) Process of creating devised drama with a performance of devised drama (students may contribute as performer, designer or director). Devised piece must be influenced by the work and methodologies of one prescribed practitioner. 30% of A Level
Component 3: Making Theatre (practical) Practical exploration and interpretation of three extracts each taken from a different play. Extract 3 is to be performed as a final assessed piece (students may contribute as performer, designer or director). 30% of A Level
Drama and Theatre Studies at A Level is for students who want to pursue a career in acting, musical theatre, or the performing arts industry in general such as a stage manager, set designer or arts management. Previous students have studied a range of courses such as BA Hons Acting, BA Hons Musical Theatre and BA in Lighting Design.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Edgbarrow School directly.