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Drama and Theatre Studies A level at Chancellor's School

Course description

All students are now following the Edexcel course. For year 12 this will be Edexcel GCE in Drama and Theatre Studies (8DRO1) and year 13 will follow the A2 course, 9DRO1.

Course content

Main topics covered:

Theatre styles, Theatre practitioners, genre, live theatre analysis, improvisation and scripted performances.

Assessment

A/S

Unit 1 - (6DRO1) Workshops on two contrasting plays are recorded and assessed. Pupils submit exploration notes and an evaluation of a live performance. The work is internally assessed and externally moderated. (Mark awarded out of 60)
Unit 2 - (6DRO2) Performance of a monologue or a duologue, alongside a written performance concept. Also pupils perform in a play text chosen by the teacher. This is externally examined. (Mark awarded out of 80)

A2
Unit 3 (6DRO3): A practical devised performance influenced by the work of various practitioners. Students also provide supporting written evidence. The work is internally assessed and externally moderated. (Mark awarded out of 60)
Unit 4 (6DRO4): 2 ½ hour written paper on two set texts. Three questions cover rehearsal, performance, social and historical context.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chancellor's School directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

Venues

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    • FROM THE NORTH - Take the A1(M) to Hatfield. Exit at Junction 3 and take A1001 signposted Welham Green, then join the A1000 to Potters Bar. After 2 miles at Brookmans Park (transmitting station on left) turn right into George's Wood Road (almost opposite B158, Kentish Lane). After 100 yards turn right into Pine Grove, then after 600 yards left (Signposted) to Chancellor's School.

      FROM M25/SOUTH - From the M25 exit at Junction 24 to Potters Bar. Take the A1000 signposted Hatfield. After about 2.5 miles take a left turn into George's Wood Road (just before B158, Kentish Lane). After 100 yards turn right into Pine Grove, then after 600 yards left (Signposted) to Chancellor's School.