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Drama & Theatre Studies (Edexcel) at Stanford & Corringham Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Students will enjoy Drama if they wish to extend their acting and performance skills and to learn new production and technical skills. It will involve practical workshops and theatre visits. You will also study plays, playwrights, theatre practitioners and learn how to work creatively as part of a team.

PLEASE NOTE: This course could run over the 3 schools. Details of where this course will run in September will be available at a later date.

Course content

  • AS and A levels in Drama and Theatre will be assessed through a combination of a 40% written exam and 60% non-examined assessment.
  • The written exam is 2 ½ hours long.
  • The non-examined units of work are teacher assessed and will be a mixture of practical and written work, evaluating the scripts taught.

AS will be a separate, linear qualification, that can be taught alongside A level

AS Level

  • Students must demonstrate a practical understanding of: a minimum of one complete and substantial performance text and a minimum of two key extracts from two different texts, placed in the context of the whole text.
  • Students must study the work and methodologies of ONE influential theatre practitioner (individual or companies)
  • Students to participate in a minimum of one performance from a text, which has been studied as part of the course.

A2 Level

  • Students must demonstrate a practical understanding of: a minimum of two complete and substantial performance texts and a minimum of three key extracts from three different texts placed in the context of the whole text.
  • Students must study the work and methodologies of TWO influential theatre practitioner (individual or companies)
  • Students to participate in a minimum of two performances, one devised and one from a text, which has been studied as part of the course

Entry requirements

  1. English Literature GCSE grade 4. It is useful to have taken Drama at GCSE level but not essential. However, it is important that you are interested in gaining a greater understanding of how theatre and plays work and that you are keen to be involved with performances.

Financial information

£30.00 deposit to cover all text books to be paid on enrolment day. This will be refunded at the end of your course once your books have been returned to the subject teacher.

£5.00 non-refundable payment for an Access Key Fob to access Gable Hall School, Sixth Form and St Clere's School.

Future opportunities

This AS/A2 qualification can lead to further study in Drama, Theatre Studies or Performing Arts in Higher Education at degree or HND level. It can be used as part of your course to broaden your studies and may lead to a career in the Performing Arts Industries.

Drama and Theatre complements a range of subjects and is useful in building confidence and improving presentation skills used in a range of careers.

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 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: Drama & Theatre Studies
  • Web url: www.sixthformscsc.co.uk

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