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Drama and Theatre Studies AS Level at Parkside School

Course description

Drama and Theatre Studies offers exciting opportunities for students to combine the activities of exploring plays, creating theatre, performing plays, analysing different styles of theatre and the critical evaluation of all these elements. There is a direct focus on working with plays as a designer, director and performer.

Course content

The AS component will use improvisation to help explore two chosen texts. It will require students to be examined on their design or acting skills in a performance of another play directed by staff plus deliver a solo monologue. A critical review of a live performance is required. Those students who delight in the experience of rehearsal or the excitement of live theatre will enjoy what this challenging and practical course has to offer.

Exploration of drama and theatare - Unit 1 - 40%

Text in performance - Unit 2 - 60%

Entry requirements

Previous drama study to GCSE is desirable but not essential; ideally a grade C or above in Drama and English would be advantageous to the studying of the play texts. Students need to have a love of plays and performance. They must have a willingness to give up extra time for rehearsals and enjoy the creative process of devising.

Assessment

Exploration of drama and theatre- Unit 1 - 40%

Theatre Text in performance - Unit 2 - 60%

 

Future opportunities

Progression to A2 level Drama & Theatre Studies

Further information

This course will be a springboard for students seeking a range of Performing Arts, Media, Arts andHumanities courses in Higher Education. There will be opportunities to work with Professional TheatreCompanies and Performing Arts Specialists.

If your future career demands good communication and interpersonal skills, then this is an ideal course to choose. Students need to have a love of plays and performance.

They must have a willingness to give up extra time for rehearsals and enjoy the creative process of devising.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Parkside School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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