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A Level Drama and Theatre Studies at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

Students who enjoyed GCSE Drama and who want the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skill within the subject. Students wanting entry to degree level courses, particularly Performing Arts and Theatre courses. Students need some relevant background within the subject to fully benefit from the course.

AS: The AS Course offers a broad, varied experience of theatre, combining scripted performance, response to live productions seen and the study of one text. You will have the opportunity to study and fully realise a scripted piece in your chosen style of theatre whilst simultaneously exploring a set text and live theatre for the written paper.

A2: The second year involves the study of two further plays (Pre and post 20th century) in preparation for the written exam, which are again explored through a combination of independent work, practical realisation and workshop sessions. There is also a performance examination involving a devised performance. At the same time as preparing for the written exam, you will work in a group to devise a piece of theatre for your practical examination.

Both practical exams at AS and A2 involve realisation of the work of a Theatrical Practitioner.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years