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Drama AS Level at Graveney School

Course description

Candidates will study drama through the exploration of text from the point of view of an actor, then director, to full- scale performances. The focus at all times will be on depth within the work. This comes from the complete integration of reflection within the practice of creating drama.

Course content

AS and A level in Drama Theatre will be assessed through a combination of a 40% written exam and 60% Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

AS will be a separate, linear qualification; the content of the AS is a subset of the A level so the qualifications can be co-taught.
Specifications require students to demonstrate a practical understanding of:

AS - a minimum of one complete and substantial performance text and a minimum of two key extracts from two different texts, placed in the context of the whole text.

A level - a minimum of two complete and substantial performance texts and at least three key extracts from three different texts placed in the context of the whole text.

Students must study the work and methodologies of one influential theatre practitioner (individual or companies) at AS and two theatre practitioners at A level.

Specifications in drama and theatre require students to participate in:
AS - a minimum of one performance, from a text studied during the course.
A Level - a minimum of two performances, one devised and one from a performance text studied during the course.

Future opportunities

This AS and Advanced GCE can lead to further study in Drama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts in higher education at degree or HND level. It can be used as part of a course to broaden your studies and may lead to a career in the performing arts and leisure industries. Drama and Theatre Studies AS and Advanced GCE complements a range of
subjects such as English, Psychology, Media Studies, History, Philosophy, Art and Music and is useful in building confidence and improving presentation skills in a range of careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Graveney School directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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