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AS/A2 Drama and Theatre Studies at Sandringham School

Course description

Course Aims

The course is an exciting blend of practical work, text study, devising and performance. The course aims to furnish you not only with a wide range of practical skills, but also with the academic understanding to support them. You will have the chance to develop acting, design and technical skills as well as deepening your knowledge of theatre practitioners and performance styles.

 

Course Structure

Assessment: 50% Practical & 50% Coursework

AS

Unit 1: Exploration of Drama and Theatre (20%)

  • Practical study of two plays, supported by written coursework
  • Live theatre evaluation

Unit 2: Theatre Text in Performance (30%)

  • Externally assessed public performance of a published play
  • Performance of a monologue or duologue (supported by written performance concept)

A2

Unit 3: Exploration of Dramatic Potential (20%)

  • Creation of a unique and original devised production
  • Written coursework on the research, development and evaluation of their work will support their performance.

Unit 4: Theatre Text in Context (30%)

  • Study of set text (Lysistrata) as if you were a director
  • Comparison of modern Shakespearean production with original performance conditions (Theatre History 1564-1720)

 

Course Structure

50% Practical & 50% Coursework

AS

Unit 1: Exploration of Drama and Theatre (20%)

  • Practical study of two plays, supported by written coursework
  • Live theatre evaluation

Unit 2: Theatre Text in Performance (30%)

  • Externally assessed public performance of a published play
  • Performance of a monologue or duologue (supported by written performance concept)

A2

Unit 3: Exploration of Dramatic Potential (20%)

  • Creation of a unique and original devised production
  • Written coursework on the research, development and evaluation of their work will support their performance.

Unit 4: Theatre Text in Context (30%)

  • Study of set text (Lysistrata) as if you were a director
  • Comparison of modern Shakespearean production with original performance conditions (Theatre History 1564-1720)

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have achieved a B or above in GCSE Drama (Distinction at Level 2 BTEC First) and a B in GCSE English Language or Literature.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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