Drama and Theatre Studies AS and A level at Eastbrook Comprehensive School
This two year course follows on from the GCSE and is designed to stretch student’s knowledge and understanding of Drama. Students will learn how to practically explore play texts and use their knowledge of practitioners and theories within theatre history to support their understanding. Throughout the course, there will be independent learning and analysis which is evident in the second year with the practical devising unit. The course is completed with a written examination that showcases their knowledge of directing and understanding of different texts.
Year 12- AS Outline
Unit ONE: 40% Exploration of Drama and Theatre - Autumn/Winter Term
Practical exploration of 2 plays accompanied by written 'Exploration notes' and also a theatre review Internally assessed and externally moderated
Unit TWO: 60% Theatre Text in performance - Spring/Summer Term
A practical examination of acting in a directed production of a play with a group and either a monologue or a duologue with a written performance concept as support
Externally assessed (100% practical)
Year 13- A2 Outline
Unit Three: 40% Exploration of Dramatic Performance - Autumn Term/ Spring Term
Teacher assessment of the making and performing of a devised piece of theatre
Internally assessed with a Supporting Written Evidence Document and videoing of the performance Unit Four: 60% Theatre Text in Context - Summer Term 2 examination questions based on the study of ONE play.
Section A is based on a director's approach to this play
Section B is based on performance analysis and research of a specific play seen in performance Externally assessed in a 2 1/2 hour written paper
Grade C or above in Drama or Grade C or above in English. Experience of the performing arts and/or an interest in theatre.
This is a hard and rewarding course that requires students to be dedicated to all aspects of the course. Rehearsals, performances, theatre trips, and workshops are all part of the A-Level and you will be expected to show commitment and a willingness to your work at all times.
Unit One: 40% Exploration of Drama and Theatre (Unit code 6DR01)
Unit Two: 60% Theatre Text in performance (Unit code 6DR02)
Unit Three: 40% Exploration of Dramatic Performance (Unit code 6DR03)
Unit Four: 60% Theatre Text in Context (Unit code 6DR04)
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbrook Comprehensive School directly.