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Drama and Theatre at The Marsh Academy

Course description

This exciting course will require you to study a wide variety of theatre
texts from both classical and modern eras. You will study in both practical
and theoretical workshops creating and developing a number of examined
performances which you will support with written evidence logs.

Course content

Component 1: Theatre Workshop
Learners participate in the creation, development and performance of a piece
of theatre based on a reinterpretation of an extract from a text chosen from
a list supplied by the exam board. The piece must be developed using the
techniques and working methods of either an influential theatre practitioner
or a recognised theatre company.
Learners must produce:
• A realisation of the performance
• A creative log.
Component 2: Text in Action
Learners participate in the creation, development and performance of two
pieces of theatre based on a stimulus supplied by the board:
1. A devised piece using the techniques and working methods of either an
influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company.
2. An extract from a text in a different style chosen by the learner.
Learners must produce:
• A live performance for the visiting examiner.
• A process and evaluation report.
Component 3: Text in Performance
Sections A and B - Two questions, based on two different texts, one written
pre- 1956 and one written post-1956. Section C - Closed book: A question
based on an extract of text printed on the examination paper which will be
pre- released.

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade 4 in GCSE Drama or be prepared to audition and present
evidence of other drama experience. You will also be required to have grade
4 or above in GCSE English.

Assessment

Internally assessed- externally moderated (20%)
Externally assessed - by a visiting examiner (40%)
Written examination - 2 hours 30 minutes (40%)

Future opportunities

A qualification in this subject could lead you into further education such
as university courses in theatre and performance studies. It would also be
beneficial outside of acting careers for example teaching, marketing, retail,
advertising, technician, box office management, film and TV industry and
public speaking careers.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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