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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Thomas Mills High School

Course description

Studying Drama develops practical, creative and communication skills. You will extend your ability to create drama and theatre. You will be required to write about drama and to develop your powers of analysis to become an informed critic. The course will involve taking part in performances, as well as studying drama texts. You will also have the opportunity to see live theatre.

It is important you are interested in gaining a greater understanding of how theatre and plays work, that you enjoy working as part of a team and are keen to be involved with performances.

Course content

A LEVEL COURSE
Component One: Devising
Non-examination assessment
40% of the qualification 80 marks
Students use an extract from a text and the work of a practitioner as a stimulus to create a devised performance, rehearsing and refining their performance/design realisations for an assessed performance.

Component Two:
Text in Performance Non-examination assessment
20% of the qualification 60 marks
Students create a group performance from a text, rehearsing and refining their performance/design realisations for an assessed performance. In addition to this, Students perform a monologue or duologue performance/design realisation from one key extract from a different performance text.

Component Three:
Theatre Makers in Practice
Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes 40% of the qualification 80 marks Students are audience members for a live performance.

Students practically explore a chosen set text from List A, focusing on performance and design aspects. Students practically explore a second text (this one from List B) in the light of a practitioner. For this text, students create a director’s concept for re-imagined production of the play.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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