Drama and Theatre A Level OCR at Priesthorpe School
Students study four units;
Practitioners in Practice, Exploring and Performing Texts, Analysing Performance and Deconstructing Text for Performance.
Students are assessed through a combination of written examination, practical performance and portfolio work.
In unit 1 students create a devised performance based on research and practical exploration, they explore two theatre practitioners and work on a text extract. A further unit requires students to study and explore a whole text and to then choose an extract to perform to a visiting examiner. In unit 3 students analyse two dramatic texts chosen by the teacher and are requried to attend live theatre and write about the performance seen. The final unit involves the study of a whole script of a set text which is explored from the director's viewpoint.
Units of study:
You will study 6 units in total. The mandatory unit is Performing to an Audience. You will then choose 5 others from this list below.
Performing to an Audience:
This unit gives students the experience of performing a role as part of an ensemble presenting rehearsed work to a live audience.
You will be able to specialise in your chosen units, which means the course can be tailored to your particular interested.
Units you can choose from:
Devising Plays Auditions for Actors
Rehearsing for Performance Storytelling as Performance
Marketing for the Performing Arts Musical Theatre Performance
Theatre for children Performing with Mask:
Entrants to the course must have achieved at least 5 x 9-4 at GCSE subjects; 6 preferred in English.
Assessment takes place in the form of majority of practical work, with elements of written coursework. Students will be given brief from which they will work towards practically and provide written evidence to support. Students will gain many opportunities to perform to live audiences.
Students can go on to study a wide variety of academic and vocational courses in HE with this qualification, and/ or go into a wide variety of careers in which communication skills are important, for example Performing Arts, Film & Media, Law and Education.
How to apply
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