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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Aquinas College

Course description

OCR’s A Level qualification in Drama and Theatre is a practical, engaging and creative specification. It will provide opportunities to examine drama and the work of others, to explore a range of plays, and to create drama performances.

The main purpose of the qualification is to allow students to study drama and theatre in a practical and academic setting, interrogating this art form and applying their knowledge and understanding to the process of creating and developing drama and theatre and to their own performance work.

Course content

There are four units in total.

Practitioners in practice (40%)
A non-exam assessment and consists of a research report, a portfolio and a performance.

Exploring and performing texts (20%)
Non-exam assessment and consists of a pro forma completed by learners before a performance for a visiting examiner.

Analysing performance (20%)
An examined component consisting of 2 essay questions.

Deconstructing texts for performance (20%)
Examined component consisting of the annotation of an extract from the text and an extended response question.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in both GCSE English Language and Maths + 4 grade Cs in other subjects (which could include English Literature grade 4) 

Future opportunities

This qualification provides a strong foundation for learners to progress to Higher Education and equips learners for progression into the workplace. Student’s progress to study Drama and Theatre at University or onto a vocational training programme at a Drama school or in the Performing Arts industry.

Further information

Students will be required to participate in the workshops, trips and visits to see companies in Manchester, Salford and beyond that are an integral part of the course. Students will be cast in a full-scale theatre production at Aquinas in the theatre as a coursework requirement.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aquinas College directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2017
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