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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Samuel Ward Academy

Course description

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE – Steven Berkoff’s metamorphosis
- Introduction to Stylised theatre
- Text exploration and performance based

MOCK COMPONENT 1
- Original performance
- Performance skills using exploring style and content

MONOLOGUES
- Practical exploration
- Performance skills and audience awareness.

MOCK COMPONENT 3 - Section A
- Live theatre evaluation

MOCK COMPONENT 3 – Section B
- Practical exploration of a whole text
- Exploring themes and style. Written exam – 1 hours 30 minutes

MOCK COMPONENT 3 – Section C
- Practical exploration of a whole text
- Exploring themes and style. Written exam – 1 hours 30 minutes

Year 2

REAL Component 1 – Revision skills
- Class work in groups.
- Devising skills
- Working from a stimulus

REAL Component 1
- 10 weeks to prepare an original performance to an internal moderator
- To be marked and moderated internally.
- 2000 written portfolio evidence notebook.

REAL component 2 – Revision skills
- Exploring a number of texts.
- A selection of performances to highlight understanding of style and content.

REAL component 2
- A performance from a text as a group
- A performance from the same text as an individual or, pair

REAL component 3 – revision skills
- 2 hours and 30-minute written exam on a set text and live theatre review.
- Review and practice on section A.
- Review and practice on section A

REAL component 3
- 2 hours and 30-minute written exam on a set text.

Assessment

A2 Drama continues to encourage students to be incredibly individual. The final stages of the year will focus on preparation for the component 3 written paper. Additional research and homework will benefit the learning indefinitely.

COMPONENT 1 (80 MARKS, 40% OF THE QUALIFICATION) - Devise an original performance piece. Use one key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as stimuli. Centre choice of text and practitioner. Performer or designer routes available. A portfolio covering the creating and developing process and analysis and evaluation of this process. 3000 words

COMPONENT 2 (60 MARKS, 20% OF THE QUALIFICATION) - A group performance/design realisation of one key extract from a performance text. A monologue or duologue performance/design realisation from one key extract from a different performance text. Centre choice of performance texts.

COMPONENT 3 (80 MARKS, 40% OF THE QUALIFICATION) – WRITTEN EXAMINATION OF 1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES. Practical exploration and study of one complete performance text. Choice of eight performance texts. Live theatre evaluation – free choice of production. It is in three sections. Live theatre review, Page to Stage & Interpreting a text.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Samuel Ward Academy directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2017
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