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Drama A level at Wollaston School

Course description

The WJEC Eduqas A level in Drama and Theatre offers a practical and challenging course of study which encourages learners to: develop an understanding and appreciation of how the social, cultural and historical contexts of performance texts have influenced the development of drama and theatre; understand the practices used in twenty - first century theatre making; experience a range of opportunities to create theatre, both published text - based and devised work The main purpose of the course in Drama is to develop the student’s ability to appreciate the craft of the theatre by studying key influential practitioners, a range of contrasting play texts, theatre history and performance techniques. Students will be expected to perform work to a range of audiences on many occasions throughout the course.

Course content

This highly practical specification provides learners with the opportunity to work as either performers or designers on two different performances. In Component 1 learners interpret a text, of their own choice, for performance. Learners also reinterpret a second text to create a piece of theatre which is a combination of the selected text and original ideas. In Component 2 learners answer a series of questions under exam conditions on one performance text chosen by the centre. The A Level in Drama and Theatre is made of 3 Components. Component 1 requires learners to participate in the creation, development and performance of a piece of theatre based on a reinterpretation of an extract from a text chosen by WJEC. Component 2 is examined by a visiting examiner and learners participate in the creation, development and performance of a piece of theatre based on a stimulus supplied by WJEC, followed by and extract from a text in a contrasting style.

Assessment

AS Level

Component 1 - 60%. An extract of a text of the learner’s choice. A reinterpretation of an extract from a differ- ent context using the methods of a practitioner. Component 2 - 40% Written exam. A series of questions on one performance text.

A2

Component 1 - 20% Theatre workshop Creation of a piece of theatre based on a reinterpre- tation of a text chosen by WJEC, using the methods of a practitioner. Includes a creative log. Component 2 — 40% Text in Action Creation of a devised piece from a stimulus and an extract from a text in a contrasting style. Process and evaluation report. Component 3 — 40% Written examination Two questions from two different texts (Post and Pre 1956). Series of questions on a specific text.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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