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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Wheatley Park School

Course description

We aim to provide a curriculum which will ignite and engage your creativity and  passion and include your own interests. We provide opportunities to interrogate drama and the work of others, to explore a range of drama as a practical art form, and for you to work independently to create your own drama, making informed artistic choices. We study  relevant and contemporary theatre, this includes regular visits to a variety of live performances.

We aim to promote independence, critical thinking and decision-making – all personal attributes that can help you stand out as you  progress through your education and into employment.

Entry requirements

The basic entry requirement for Level 3 courses in Wheatley Park Sixth Form is to complete 8 GCSEs or equivalent, including a minimum of grade 4 in five subjects which must include English and Mathematics.

Assessment

A Level

Component 1: Theatre Workshop 20%

You will create, develop and perform  a piece of theatre based on a reinterpretation of an extract from a text using the working methods of either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company. You will also produce a creative log.

Component 2: Text in Action 40%

You will create, develop and perform two pieces of theatre based on a stimulus:

  1. A devised piece using the techniques and working methods of either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company.
  2.  An extract from a text in a different style.

You will also write a process and evaluation report.

Component 3: Text in Performance, written examination 40%

Sections A and B open book: Two questions, based on two different texts, one written pre- 1956 and one written post-1956.

Section C Closed book: A question based on a specified extract from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 November 2017

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