Drama & Theatre studies A Level at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School
The course covers a range of approaches to the study of Drama and Theatre. You will work primarily as an actor / director but will also explore the roles of designer (set / lighting / costume / sound) and reviewer. You will work from a range of scripts and also have the opportunity to create your own original theatre. The course provides you with a wealth of opportunities to explore many styles and genres including dance, mask work and even puppetry. The focus is on practical study, exploring drama texts (both pre and post 20th Century) and also requiring you to respond to live contemporary productions. The written element will require you to respond to questions set to test your practical understanding of the texts studied.
Component 1: Theatre Workshop: internally assessed, externally moderated (20% of qualification) You will participate in the creation, development and performance of a piece of theatre based on a reinterpretation of an extract from a text chosen from a list supplied by WJEC. The piece must be developed using the techniques and working methods of either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company.
Component 2: Text in Action: externally assessed by a visiting examiner (40% of qualification) You will be assessed on either acting or design. You will participate in the creation, development and performance of two pieces of theatre based on a stimulus supplied by WJEC: 1. A devised piece using the techniques and working methods of either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company (a different practitioner or company to that chosen for Component 1) 2. An extract from a text in a contrasting style chosen by the learner.
Component 3: Text in Performance- written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes (40% of qualification) Sections A and B Two questions, based on two different texts, one written pre-1956 and one written post-1956. Section C Closed book: The extract of text required for answering the questions will be printed on the examination paper. A series of questions based on a specified extract from: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time . Details of the extract will be released during the first week of June, one year before the examination.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School directly.