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Drama A Level at Copleston High School

Course description

Exploring Theatre Practitioners techniques, studying contrasting play texts, watching and reviewing live theatre, preparing and performing practical pieces, working as part of an ensemble, learning rehearsal techniques through direction, taking part in vocal and physical workshops, working as a Director, devising a piece of theatre in response to a given stimulus, evaluating own and others' work, exploring the historical context
of theatre by learning and writing about original performance conditions, and completing both practical and written exams.

Entry requirements

4 AS levels – at least 5 grade Bs or equivalent in different GCSEs or other Level 2 courses. 3 AS levels – at least 5 grade Cs or equivalent in different GCSEs or other Level 2 courses. In addition, at least grade C's English Language and Literature and a grade C in either GCSE Drama, Dance, Music or Performing Arts.

Assessment

AS
Will be assessed through a combination of a 40% written exam and 60% Non-Examined Assessment. This will involve a minimum of one complete and substantial performance text and a minimum of two key extracts from two different texts, placed in the context of the whole text. The requirement is a minimum of one
performance from a text studied during the course.

A Level
Will be assessed through a combination of a 40% written exam and 60% Non-Examined Assessment. This will involve the exploration of two complete and substantial performance texts and at least three key extracts from three
different texts placed in the context of the whole play. The requirement is a minimum of two performances, one devised and one from a performance text studied during the course.

Future opportunities

Careers in the Performing Arts industry as Performers, Directors, Technicians, Communications, Theatre Administration and Teaching,Literature and History.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 October 2016
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