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Theatre Studies A Level at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description

WHY CHOOSE THEATRE STUDIES?

This is an exciting course that offers opportunities for students to balance a theoretical approach with practical work. Students will be able to pursue particular skills/interest such as performance, direction, costume, mask work or set design.

Course content

CONTENT - Advanced Level

Unit 3: Study two prescribed plays - text into performance

Unit 4: Presentation of Devised Drama

Group performance of devised drama supported by portfolio of notes. Working in groups of 2 - 8 to develop and present a piece of devised drama, performed in a theatrical style of the candidates' choice.

Entry requirements

Advanced Level

  • In order to progress onto Advanced Level courses you must achieve at least a D grade at AS Level in three subjects (excluding General Studies)
  • See entry conditions for AS Levels

Assessment

ASSESSMENT

Unit 3 : Externally set written paper - 2 hours (30% of total A level marks)

Unit 4 : Internally assessed - (20% of total A level marks)

Future opportunities

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THEATRE STUDIES?

Creative industries is one of the largest growth areas for employment. Theatre Studies can help to provide the skills that are required by many of these employers. It is a demanding course for anyone who has a keen interest in Drama and Theatre. For students who wish to pursue English, Drama, Performance, Media or Communication at University or Drama School, this course would be of immense value.

Further information

WHAT DO I NEED TO START THE COURSE?

You will need to have an interest in some aspect of drama or theatre. Studying Drama at GCSE would be useful but it is not a necessity. It is more important that you are willing to work hard, attend workshops and performances and be able to share ideas with others. You will be required to work as a member of a group but also need to be self-motivated when working alone.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 school year

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