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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Sir Thomas Wharton Community College

Course description

The course demands practical, creative and communication skills in almost equal measure. You will extend your ability to create drama and theatre, either in a performing or productive role. You will also be required to write about drama and to develop your powers of analysis to become an informed critic. The course will involve taking part in drama productions, as well as studying plays, playwrights and Theatre practitioners.

Entry requirements

It is useful to have taken Drama at GCSE level but not essential. This grade should be at least a grade C or above. You also need a C in English. 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.

Assessment

AS
EXPLORATION 40% (20% overall)

Practical workshops on 2 plays
Written coursework (3,000 words)
Theatre visits
Theatre review (1,000 words)
Study of a Theatre practitioner

THEATRE TEXT IN PERFORMANCE 60% (30% overall)

Practical skills in a performance environment
Take the role of performer or designer
Working with texts (monologue/ duologue)
Taking direction
Rehearsal and performance
Written rationale/ concept (500 words for performance of monologue/duologue)

A2

EXPLORATION OF DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE 40% (20% overall)

Devising/ improvising
Interpretation of texts
Performance/ production
Group skills
Coursework/ structured record (3,500 words)
Study of a Theatre practitioner

THEATRE TEXT IN CONTEXT 60% (30% overall)

Written examination
Exploration of social, historical and cultural performance conditions
Analysis of a piece of Live Theatre
Annotation of script
Research notes

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Thomas Wharton Community College directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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