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Drama at Penketh High School

Course description

AS YEAR 12The units covered are:Unit 1 - Exploration of Drama and Theatre- You will explore the texts of two contrasting plays in a practical and active way - You will create a set of Exploration Notes based on individual research and responseto the practical work - You will go out and experience as much theatre as possible, write about a live theatre performance and submit an evaluation Unit 2 - Theatre in PerformanceThis unit will allow you to put the knowledge you have learnt in Unit 1 into practice, developyour knowledge of plays as well as working as part of a group and individually. - Group performance - Monologue or Duologue - Written Concept (500 words)A2 YEAR 13The units covered are:Unit 3 - Devised Performance- You will create an original and unique piece of theatre for an intended audience. Your starting point will be stimulus material, themes, ideas and issues or a professionally published play by a known writer - You will take part in a practical session, both teacher and student led, and take part in extra rehearsals with your group - You will be assessed on the research and development of your work as well as thefinal performance in front of an identified audience. - You will be required to keep an Actors Log, reflecting on ideas and practical sessions/performances Unit 4 - Theatre Text in Context (Written exam)This unit involves both practical and academic work. You will show the examiner about yourknowledge and understanding of Drama and Theatre that you have developed throughout your ‘A’ level course. You will explore: - Greek Theatre - The Role of the Director - Elizabethan Theatre (involves a weekend residential to Stratford)

Entry requirements

To study for AS or A2 Drama you should have a minimum of Grade C in GCSE Drama and English.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years