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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College

Course description

Theatre Studies is a demanding A level, being both academic and practical. You should be someone who enjoys performing, as well as writing critical evaluations of play texts plus having the academic rigour of research into theatrical theory. The course will involve taking part in devised and scripted drama productions, as well as studying plays and playwrights. These  include monologues, duologues and small group work based on well known dramatists.

Drama is a broad subject, and as such you will require a number of skills some of which need to be developed. Analytical skills are required in order to evaluate dramatic theories. We do this by making reference to relevant research evidence as well as evaluating the research in terms of methodology The new, linear A Level places a hig h demand on knowledge and u nderstanding of Theatre, the process of creating devised drama and the practical exploration and interpretation of three extracts. W ith 40% of the assessment marks coming from your final exam in Year 13 and 30% of the assessment marks coming from your writ ten work throughout the course it is vital that you develop your analytical and reflective skills. 30% of the assessed marks come from the public performances of your practical work so here it is vital to develop your skills as a performer, designer or dir ector. In order to assist you and to ensure that you obtain the high est grades possible , a Drama induction programme has been created that focuses on developing these skills. The programme will span the first Askean term (1 st sixth weeks) and we hope that by the end of it you will be able to access the rest of the course and make the most of it.

Course content

  • Drama and theatre
  • Creating original drama
  • Making theatre (practical)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016
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