Drama & Theatre Studies AS & A Level at Cardinal Newman Catholic School ~ A Specialist Arts and Community College
A level courses based on this specification encourage candidates to develop and further their interest in and enjoyment of drama and theatre as they:
- Demonstrate the application of performance and/or production skills through the realisation of drama and theatre.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of drama and theatre using appropriate terminology,
- Interpret plays from different periods and genres.
- Make critical and evaluative judgements of live theatre.
Students are provided with a text extract and a practitioner as a stimulus and are asked to produce a unique piece of theatre. Students produce a portfolio detailing their choices in devising
THEATRE TEXT IN PERFORMANCE
Candidates study, prepare and perform a small cast play and perform a published monologue that will showcase their specific performance skills.
THEATRE MAKERS IN PRACTICE
An externally examined unit. In preparation students will view a new, exciting theatre production and then they must prepare to write an insightful review within the exam. Students will also practically study a play text in depth and within the exam they must discuss how they intend to realise the extract in performance.
The entry requirement is that a student must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C.
A level examination will include:
- Section A – Live evaluation of theatre
- Section B – Realising a Performance text
- Section C – Interpreting a Performance Text
External Examination, written paper – 40% of A Level marks. (2 hours 30 minutes)
Successful drama students have gone on to Higher Education studying everything from Mechanical Engineering and Business Studies to English Literature and Law. Drama and Theatre Studies creates interesting people that universities and future employers know understand the world around them.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman Catholic School ~ A Specialist Arts and Community College directly.