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A Level Theatre Studies at Kirk Hallam Community Academy

Course description

Year 1
 Unit 1 – Exploration of Drama and Theatre
You will study through practical exploration of a chosen text applying the theories of practitioners and their
performance style. Candidates will submit a live theatre evaluation based on the performance rather than the
 Unit 2 – Theatre Text in Performance
Candidates build on their knowledge and experience gained from the exploration of plays in unit 1; performing
scripted text to a live audience in the form of monologue or duologue and as part of a group. Candidates will
underpin their work with their knowledge of theatre practitioners.
Year 2
 Unit 3 – Exploration of Dramatic Performance
Using a selected and explored theme a performance is devised and performed to a specified audience. The work
created must be influenced by recognised theatre practitioners or theatre companies and demonstrates how
choices and decisions are made in relation to the piece as a whole and in particular the final performance.
 Unit 4 – Theatre Text in Context
The basis of study for this unit is the role of the Director; candidates are required to have knowledge of how a
Director works with a company in preparing a text for performance. Candidates are also expected to see a
performance of a classic text to consider the impact of the play from the perspective of an audience
demonstrating an understanding of the play in its contemporary interpretation.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C or above.You will need at least a grade C in GSCE Drama (or equivalent experience in Drama) and a minimum grade C in English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kirk Hallam Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years