A Level Drama and Theatre Studies at Great Baddow High School
The aims of the course
- To encourage you to develop your interest in and enjoyment of drama and theatre, both through experience as an audience member and through your development of dramatic and theatre skills.
- To encourage your knowledge and understanding of the social and cultural context of drama and theatre through the study of texts and the work of theatrical practitioners.
- To develop your ability to respond critically and sensitively to a range of texts and performances through the study of plays from different periods, of different styles and with different aims.
The content of the course
The AS/A-level Drama and Theatre Studies specification provides four main areas of study of drama and theatre:
- The candidate’s own practical work, including devised theatre.
- The study of set plays from a performance perspective.
- The practical study of the theatre practitioners.
- Review of and response to live productions seen.
Unit 1 – Written Examination 30% of the total A-level marks
Live Theatre Production Seen and Prescribed Play
One question from each of two sections
Section A – response to live theatre seen during the course
Section B – study of one set play
Unit 2 – Practical performance 20% of the total A-level marks
Presentation of an Extract from a Play
Performance by a group of an extract from a published play. The assessment also includes candidates’ preparatory and development work and supporting notes.
Unit 3 – Written Examination
Further Prescribed Plays including Pre-Twentieth Century
30% of the total A-level marks
Study of two further set plays
Unit 4 – Practical performance
Presentation of devised drama.
20% of the total A-level marks
Performance by a group of devised drama. The assessment also includes candidates’ preparatory and development work and supporting notes
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Baddow High School directly.
Last updated date: 30 April 2015