Drama and Theatre Studies A level at Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre
The advanced Drama and Theatre Studies course provides students with the opportunity to explore, perform and analyse play texts and to devise their own pieces of theatre. On the course students will be encouraged to think creatively, communicate effectively and work as part of a team. Students will be expected to conduct independent research, participate in performances and evaluate themselves and others. All of these skills are highly regarded by employers and universities.
The course will include at least two theatre visits to analyse and evaluate the work of professional theatre companies.
Unit 1-Exploration of Drama and Theatre (20%): This is an internally assessed unit assessed by your drama teacher. Students explore two contrasting play texts practically and record their findings in a set of exploration notes. Students also experience a live theatre performance and write an evaluation which is worth 10% of the marks available.
Unit 2-Theatre Text in Performance (30%): This is an externally assessed unit which means your performance will be examined by a drama teacher chosen by the exam board. Students perform either a monologue or a duologue or they can opt to be assessed on technical support. Students must also take part in a group performance as either a performer or a designer.
Unit 3-Exploration of a Dramatic Performance (20%): This is an internally assessed unit. Students work as part of a group to create and perform an original piece of theatre. Students must reflect on the process of devising and evaluate the performance in an extended piece of writing called the Supporting Written Evidence Document. (SWED)
Unit 4 (30%)
Minimum GCSE grade C in Drama, English or English literature.
Drama is taught in a large, well equipped Drama and Dance Studio.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.