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A level Drama at Garforth Academy

Course description

The course requires students to be able to develop their devising & practical skills within the context of a deeper understanding & knowledge of drama as a cultural & artistic activity. Research of issues & ideas within your own work & the work of others is encouraged. As well as acquiring the skills involved in creating & performing drama, you will develop other essential skills such as working with others, problem solving, research & communication which are all essential preparation for further study, employment & future adult life.

Course content

Component 1: Theatre Workshop – Non-exam assessment – 20% of total grade

Students participate in the creation, development and performance of a piece of theatre based on a reinterpretation of an extract from a text chosen by the exam board. The piece must be developed by using the techniques of an influential theatre practitioner or theatre company.

Component 2: Text in Action – Non-exam assessment – 40% of total grade

Students again create, develop and perform two pieces of theatre based on a stimulus supplied by WJEC. They must incorporate two styles across the performances using the techniques of an influential theatre practitioner or company (different to component 1) and an extract from a text in a different style chosen by the student. These are assessed by a visiting examiner from the board.

Component 3: Text in Performance – Exam (2½ hours) – 40% of total grade

The exam consists of 3 sections. Section A and B require students to answer two questions based on two different texts, one written pre-1956 and one written post-1956. There are five choices of text for each period and one from each will be chosen for close study to prepare for the exam. Section C requires students to answer a question based on an extract from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time which will be released in March prior to the exam.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grades 9-4 including a 4 in GCSE Drama (if taken), a passion for performance is essential.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 November 2017
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