Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at The John Henry Newman RC School
• AS consists of Unit 1 ‘Exploration of Drama & Theatre’:
practically exploring and analysing two contrasting plays
and evaluating live performance. Unit 2 is ‘Theatre Text in
Performance’: a practical examination of acting or design
skills in a directed production of a play and a performance
of a monologue or duologue.
• A2 consists of Unit 3, ‘Exploration of Drama Performance’:
making, performing and evaluating a devised piece of
theatre, followed by Unit 4, ‘Theatre Text in Context’: a
written examination based on three sections. Sections A
and B are the study of a play from the point of view of a
director in both an academic and practical way. Section C
is based on contemporary analysis and historical research
of a play from a choice of three periods of theatre history.
• You will develop your practical, creative and
communication skills and extend your ability to create
drama and theatre in a performing or production role.
• You will write about drama and develop your powers
of analysis to become an informed critic, studying plays,
the work of playwrights, directors, designers and theatre
Five Grade B passes at GCSE, including English, Drama GCSE Grade C is desirable
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The John Henry Newman RC School directly.