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Drama and Theatre Studies - AS and A Levels at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • The course encourages students to attend as many live performances as possible through out their time on the programme.
  • The students are fully intergrated into the performing arts department and have the opportunity to be involved in extra curricular sessions, workshops and productions.
  • The course is active, practical, thought-provoking and, above all, enjoyable.
  • The course allows students the opportunity to carry out practical work in a realistic environment as well as classwork
  • The course help place students skills within the context of World Theatre through the study of plays, their interpretation and the means of bringing them alive from the page to the stage
  • The course follows a programme of study which involves: progression to both Higher Education and Employment; develops Key Skills; and allows students to gain confidence through independent learning skills
  • The course adds a Welsh dimension by the study or performance of Anglo-Welsh playwrights through practical work in English
  • The course helps students gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required to succeed in a whole range of activities

Course content

This course is designed to allow students to continually improve their interests in drama both as practical participants and as members of an audience. This course allows students to develop their analytical skills and, both practically and theoretically, discover what makes a good performance. Students will be given the opportunity to explore in depth a variety of practitioners who have shaped the world of drama and then go on to use this collection of knowledge and skills to create their own performances for an audience. Students will also be encouraged to develop skills in critical analysis and will study critical responses to live theatrical performances.

Entry requirements

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum ofĂ‚ 6 GCSEs at grades A* - C, one of which must be either GCSE Mathematics or GCSE English Language. Students must also show evidence of an enthusiasm for Drama and English. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Faculty.


AS LEVEL UNIT 1A - EXPLORATION OF DRAMA AND THEATRE Filmed practical sessions of tutor lead workshops; Set of Exploration Notes (coursework); Live theatre Evaluation

UNIT 2A - THEATRE TEXT IN PERFORMANCE Performance to a live audience of a published theatre text Performance to a live audience of a monologue

A LEVEL UNIT 3A - EXPLORATION OF A DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE Performance to an audience Written evaluation of process and final performance

UNIT 4A - THEATRE TEXT IN CONTEXT Externally examined written paper

Future opportunities

A Levels provide an excellent basis for progression to Higher level qualifications such as degrees or Higher National Diplomas. There are a number of careers directly related to Drama including: Actor, Stage Manager, Arts Administrator, Drama Teacher, Drama Therapist or Production jobs. Other careers where the skills developed through drama might be useful would include Community Work, Journalism or Creative Writing, Marketing and Sales, Media and Law.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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