Drama at Sir John Nelthorpe School (Brigg Sixth Form)
The AS course comprises two units:
Unit 1: Exploration of Drama and Theatre
This unit will introduce you to the content of two contrasting texts written for the theatre. You will learn how to analyse plays in a variety of ways so that you become familiar with the way written plays can be interpreted for realisation in performance. You will also watch a live theatrical
performance and write a review.
40% of the AS Level—20% of the A Level
Unit 2: Theatre Text in Performance
This unit gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge and understanding gained in unit 1. You will perform a monologue or duologue and a group presentation of written texts by an
60% of the AS Level - 30% of the A Level
Drama and Theatre Studies focuses on the
practical and theoretical mechanics of drama and theatre.
The course is examined by the Edexcel Examination Board.
AS Level takes one year to complete further A Level (A2) takes a year.
The A Level course continues with a further two units:
Unit 3: Exploration of Dramatic Performance
In this unit, you make up a piece of original drama for presentation to an audience. You will keep a written record which is marked and sent to an external moderator with a video of your
performance. A final written evaluation after the performance completes the unit.
20% of the A Level
Unit 4: Theatre Text in Context
In the first section of this unit, you will study one set text from the following list :
Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
Woyzceck by Georg Buchner
In the second section of this unit, you will study a play from one of the following periods of history and compare modern theatre approaches and conditions with those of the given period.
525 BC - AD 65 ; 1564 – 1720; 1828—1914
30% of the A Level
It is useful to have taken Drama or Expressive Arts at GCSE but not essential. As there is a fair amount of analysis and academic study, It is necessary to have gained a Grade C in English Language. However, each application is considered on its own merits.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Nelthorpe School (Brigg Sixth Form) directly.