Drama at Notre Dame High School
The course demands practical, creative and communication skills in almost equal measure. You will extend your ability to create drama and theatre, either in a performing or production role. You will also be required to write about drama and to develop your powers of analysis to become an informed critic. The course will involve taking part in drama productions, as well as studying plays and playwrights. You need to be curious about issues and ideas and have a creative instinct for communicating your views through drama. You may be keen on acting, writing or on the visual and technical side of theatre and wish to develop your skills in some or all of these areas. Equally you will be interested in going to the theatre to see plays performed by different theatre companies.
You can find further information, including the full specification and assessment materials on the Edexel website www.edexel.org.uk
How it is assessed
AS – Unit 1: Exploration of Drama and Theatre – internally assessed – 40%
Unit 2: Theatre Text in Performance – externally assessed – 60%
A2 – Unit 3: Exploration of Dramatic Performance – internally assessed – 40%
Unit 4: Theatre Text in Performance – externally assessed – 60%
Drama and Theatre Studies AS and Advanced GCE combines well with a range of subjects and is useful in building confidence and improving presentations skills in a range of careers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Notre Dame High School directly.