Drama & Theatre Studies AS & A Level at Barking Abbey School
- Unit 1: Exploration of Drama and Theatre
Two plays will be studied and assessed by - Textual Study, Research and Practical sessions
- Unit 2: Theatre Text in Performance
Section A - Presentation of monologue or duologue to a visiting examiner – 50%
Section B - Contribution as performer to a group performance of a published play to a visiting examiner – 50%
Unit 2 is worth 60% of your AS Grade (30% of total A Level)
- Unit 3 – Exploration of Dramatic Performance
This Unit requires the creation of a unique and original piece of theatre. Students are assessed on both the process and the finished product which will be performed to an invited audience.
Unit 3 is worth 40% of your A2 Grade (20% of the total A Level)
- Unit 4: Theatre Text in Context
This externally examined written Unit requires the detailed study of one set play text and two prescribed historical periods of theatrical development. A Shakespeare play is also seen and evaluated with reference to Original Performance Conditions
Unit 4 is worth 60% of the A2 Grade (30% of the total A Level)
- GCSE Drama Grade B or above
- GCSE English Language Grade B or above
- Practical assessment
Textual study, Research, Practical sessions – 42%
- A set of exploration notes
Maximum 3,000 words – Exploration notes – maximum 3,000 words – 33%
- A written evaluation of a Live Theatre Performance
Maximum 1,000 words – 25%
- Research and Development of work – 50%
- Final Performance – 25%
- Evaluation – 25%
Assessment: 2.5 hour written paper in three sections.
- Students will be expected to participate in organised theatre trips and educational visits to enhance their understanding of live theatre and develop their knowledge of theatre history and conventions.
- There will be an initial fee paid in the Autumn Term of Year 12 to cover the cost of theatre trips throughout the course
“A” Level Drama and Theatre Studies is an excellent basis for further education in the Arts. It is also beneficial for future careers in fields such as the Media, Public Relations and any occupation that involves working as part of a team, or interaction with the public.
Performing Arts, Media, Public Relations Any career which involves teamwork or interaction with the public.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barking Abbey School directly.