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Theatre Studies A Level at The de Ferrers Academy

Course description

Why study this course?

  • If you enjoy participating in drama
  • If you want to develop valuable inter-personal skills, which will help you in Higher Education and employment
  • If you would like to study a drama based course at University
  • If you would like to learn more about the way theatrical performances are put together

Course content

  • The use of theatrical forms and genre in relation to the exploration and performance of plays
  • How plays relate to the contexts in which they are created and/or performed
  • The different ways plays are interpreted
  • A minimum of three plays, two of which must be by different playwrights
  • The importance of social, cultural and/or historical influences on plays
  • The use of drama and theatre terms and concepts
  • Practical drama activities with supporting exploration notes
  • Evaluation of live theatre
  • Monologue/duologue performance plus supporting notes
  • Group performance
  • The significance of theatrical forms and genre and performance theory in relation to devised work
  • The ways in which plays have been interpreted through history
  • The use and evaluation of higher order drama and theatre terms and concepts
  • Written examination on a set text and historical performance conditions

Entry requirements

4 A* - C Plus Grade 5 in English and a Grade 4 in Maths Grade C or above in GCSE Drama OR significant experience

Future opportunities

  • Actor/actress
  • Stage manager
  • Arts administrator
  • Drama teacher
  • Drama therapist
  • Television production assistant
  • Radio presenter
  • Theatre director
  • Youth & community worker
  • Personnel manager
  • Social worker
  • Journalist
  • Marketing manager
  • Charities administrator

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The de Ferrers Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 March 2017
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