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Drama A level at Friesland School

Course description

Do you... 

Have an enthusiasm for performance?  A desire to improve on confidence and social skills? Have an enjoyment of live theatre? Good creative/analytical skills?

Would you like to...

Study a practical, artistic and intellectual subject?  Participate in various exciting live performances and workshops?  Study play texts in a range of different styles and periods?  Understand more fully the history of theatre?

Course content

In the first year you will have the opportunity to explore play texts practically and through written coursework, linking in the experience of live theatre and workshops/trips.  You will perform a scripted text to a live audience in the form of a monologue or duologue and then as part of a group.  All of this is underpinned by studying the styles and work of theatre practitioners.

In the second year you will build on the skills and knowledge from AS.  There will be much more self-initiated work, ranging from devising original site specific performances to preparing practical rehearsal workshops on set texts.  There is a written exam which requires you to consider performances from the pint of view of the director.

Entry requirements

C in GCSE Drama & English (or experience in drama).

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years