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Drama and Theatre Studies at St Wilfrids Catholic High School

Course description

Students will be required to:

  • Perform/design for a text-based performance
  • Perform/design for a devised performance
  • Explore the work of a two practitioners
  • Produce a portfolio to detail the creation and development of ideas for a performance and evaluate their process
  • Answer questions on a set text in an exam
  • Analyse and evaluate a piece of live theatre they have been to see in an exam.

Course content

You will be required to:

Perform/design for a text-based performance.

Perform/design for a devised performance.

Explore the work of two practitioners.

Produce a portfolio to detail the creation and development of ideas for a performance and evaluate their process.

Answer questions on a set text in an exam.

Analyse and evaluate a piece of live theatre in an exam.

 

 

Entry requirements

5 good GCSEs, including English Language and Maths

 

 

It is recommended, but not essential, that you have a GCSE in Drama or a BTEC in Performing Arts.

 

This is a very practical course. You will be learning through doing. You will work individually and with a group. You will gain confidence in creating live performance, in presenting ideas to an audience, in using research skills to deepen your understanding. You will need to be collaborative and inquisitive, energetic and brave. This course is not the study of acting, it is the study of Drama and Theatre.

 

Assessment

Component 1: Devising (40%) – devise and perform a piece of theatre. You will record your process in a portfolio, internally assessed and externally moderated.

 

Component 2: Text in Performance (20%) – group performance from a performance text and performance of a monologue/ duologue from another text. Externally assessed by a visiting examiner.

 

Component 3: Theatre makers in Practice (40%) - 2.5 hour written exam.

Choice of one set text from six which must be explored practically and which you interpret as an actor and director.

An evaluation of a piece of live theatre which you have seen.

 

Financial information

Students will need to attend a variety of theatre trips to appreciate live theatre.

 

Future opportunities

Drama and Theatre Studies can be continued at University through degree courses. Students can also progress to Drama Schools for professional training. Jobs in the communications industry are a popular choice.

 

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 July 2017
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