A level Drama at Garforth Academy
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.
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.
5 GCSEs at Grades 9-4 including a 4 in GCSE Drama (if taken), a passion for performance is essential.
How to apply
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