Drama & Theatre ELL at Invictus Sixth Form
The A Level in Drama and Theatre will give you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how theatre works. You will have opportunities to be a performer, theatre maker and an active audience member. You will be required to work practically with your peers, but will also need to spend time working independently researching material and putting your knowledge and understanding on paper. Drama students must be prepared to put in their own time; watching theatre productions, carrying out research, learning lines and rehearsing for performance.
The course provides opportunities to develop skills in creativity and performance, technical skills and has opportunities for you to see professional work in the industry. You will be developing your individual creativity, building your confidence further and working on your existing ability to work collaboratively with others.
Current student’s thoughts on the course: “I am really enjoying the course so far, already we are booked in to see live theatre! I have learnt about different practitioner styles and feel very informed about the course structure. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in Drama or theatre.”
40% of the A Level and Internally Assessed You will, using a starting stimulus of a script, devise an original performance piece and write a detailed portfolio that will evidence your collaborative development, your research and evaluate the devising process itself.
Component 2-Text In Performance
20% of the A Level and Externally Assessed
You will be assessed by a visiting examiner in two practical extracts. The first performance will be with a group which is worth 36 marks and the second performance will be a monologue or a duologue, which is worth 24 marks. This component is worth 20% of the qualification
Component 3-Theatre Makers in Practice
40% of the A Level and Externally Assessed
This written paper will examine your understanding of theatre; this will be based on the texts studied and a live performance you will need to watch and review.
Component 1-Portfolio (coursework) worth 60 marks and practical devised pieces worth 20 marks-40% of the total A Level
Component 2-60 marks for Practical performance-20% of the total A Level
Component 3-80 marks in total for the written exam-40% of the total A Level.
Many jobs can be gained through completing the Drama and Theatre A Level. Job sectors include: Education/Performance/Theatre production/ Drama Therapy/Community Arts/Film and TV etc.
How to apply
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