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Drama and Theatre A Level at Wyke Sixth Form College

Course description

Anyone who is interested in combining the activities of exploring plays, creating theatre, the performing of plays, the analysis of theatre from a directors’ perspective as well as performers.

Course content

Course Structure: -

Year 1

Term 1

Students will begin to attend & evaluate live theatre performances and study vocal and physical skills to develop their practical technique and gain a better understanding of how to approach the response in Section A of the written exam in COMPONENT 3 and the development of a character for the practical COMPONENT 2. They will also present an independent study performance piece in front of an audience.

Term 2

Students will be introduced to the methodologies of various practitioners and begin to study the performance texts for Sections B & C of the written COMPONENT 3, exploring both texts from the point of view of a Performer, Director & Designer. They will sit a mock exam paper during this term.

Term 3

Students will be introduced to the process of DEVISING in preparation for COMPONENT 1 and produce a draft portfolio of the process responding to 6 specific areas of development

Year 2

Term 1: DEVISING Internally Assessed Examination

Students will formally begin the devising process for formal examination and begin to create their own Directors concepts for Section C of the written paper

Term 2: TEXT IN PERFORMANCE Externally Assessed Examination

Students will rehearse and perform scene extracts and independent Monologue/Duologues for formal examination


Students will prepare for the written exam and do a full mock paper before the actual exam in June

Entry requirements

All applicants should attend Wyke Start to explore and appreciate the course content.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 27 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years