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A Level Drama at The Whitby High School

Course description

The full Advanced GCE in Drama and Theatres Studies aims to extend the

knowledge, skills and understanding acquired at AS by enabling students to apply

what they have learned in their own creative work.

The course is divided into two years and looks at specific skills in each. The AS

deliberately focuses on working with plays. It aims to bridge the gap between

GCSE and full A Level by providing an opportunity to study plays from the point of

view of a director, designer, performer and informed audience member. The

qualification is designed to enable students to acquire a knowledge and

understanding of the language of drama and theatre as well as to develop their

performing and analytical skills.

The full A Level aims to extend the knowledge, skills and understanding acquired

at AS by enabling students to apply what they have learned in their own creative

work. In devising theatre, students alternate between the roles of playwright,

performer, designer and director, and apply their knowledge of different theatre

forms and structures gained from Advanced Subsidiary to the creation of their own

work. Students are required to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding

within the structure of a director’s interpretation of a play, and to operate at a

highly intellectual level as well as at a highly skilled practical level.

Entry requirements

Five A*-C grades at GCSE required.Other courses and qualificationswill be considered on an individualbasis.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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