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Drama and Theatre Studies AS/A Level at Easingwold School

Course description

Students will gain a knowledge and understanding of theatre practice through their own engagement with the medium as both participant and informed audience member. Students will develop performance and/or production skills appropriate to the creation and realisation of drama and theatre.

Course content

AS: Component 1: Interpreting drama
•Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre
 
• Study of one set play from a choice of seven
 
• Analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers
 

Component 2: Process and Performance (Practical)

•Practical exploration and theatrical interpretation of two extracts

• Portfolio evidencing interpretive process and analysis and evaluation of performance.

A2:Component 1: Drama and Theatre
• Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre
• Study of two set plays
• Analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers
 
Component 2: Creating original Drama
• Process of creating devised drama
• Performance of devised drama
Devised piece must be influenced by the work and methodologies of one prescribed practitioner

Component 3: Making Theatre

• Practical exploration and interpretation of three extracts each taken from a different play.

• Reflective report analysing and evaluating theatrical interpretation of all three extracts.

 

 

 

 

 

Entry requirements

Drama and Theatre Studies complements several other A Level subjects. English Literature, Media Studies, Art and Music combine particularly well with the subject.

Assessment

AS:
Component 1
• Written exam: 1 hour 45
minutes
• Open book
• 80 marks
• 40% of AS
AS:
Component 2
• Performance of Extract 2 (30 marks)
• Portfolio (30 marks)
• 60 marks in total
• 60% of AS
A2: Component 1
• Written exam: 3 hours
• Open book
• 80 marks
• 40% of A-level
A2:Component 2
•Working notebook (40 marks)
• Devised performance (20 marks)
• 60 marks in total
• 30% of A-level
A2: Component 3
• Performance of Extract 3 (40 marks)
• Reflective report (20 marks)
• 60 marks in total
• 30% 0f A-Level

 

Future opportunities

A number of past students are now at various drama schools and universities, working successfully towards performing arts qualifications.
 
Drama & Theatre Studies would also benefit anyone interested in working in art and design or the media.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easingwold School directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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