AS Level Drama & Theatre Studies at The Rugeley Sixth Form Academy
AS consists of 2 units which are: 1. The study of 2 plays with exploration notes which are internally assessed and externally moderated. At least one of these plays must be explored in relation to a recognised theatre practitioner. Students are also required to experience a live theatre performance and submit an evaluation. 2. The study of another play which is led by a tutor and performed by students to a visiting examiner, as well as the performance of a monologue or duologue. A2 also consists of 2 units: 1. Creating an original piece of drama in groups to perform to an invited audience. 2. The study of a set text play from a director's point of view. The study of one prescribed historical period. Both aspects will be assessed in a 2 1/2 hour written exam and a 'Research Folder'. How the course is assessed: AS: Unit 1 Exploration of Drama & Theatre Unit 2 Theatre Text in Performance A2: Unit 3 Exploration of Dramatic Performance Unit 4 Text in Context (written exam) Skills and attributes which students need to be successful include: 1. Experience of a broad based arts curriculum in KS3 and KS4. 2. Regular attendance, self-motivation and self-discipline 3. Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with others in the creative process. 4. Willingness to express yourself individually and interactively with others in performance. What students do after successful completion: 1. Go on to further study in Higher Education 2. Employment in the general field of drama 3. Apply their skills to leisure and recreational activities 4. Become confident, expressive and assertive
Students should fulfil the general entry requirements to study A levels at the Centre. AS/A2 level Drama & Theatre Studies would be a complementary course to those students studying AS/A2 level English.
You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Music and Drama or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Dance, which could lead onto higher education to study Dance or more general higher education courses. With further training you could go into a job related to Dance such as a Chorographer, Dance Teacher or you may wish specialise in an area of dance such as ballet and perform on the stage as a professional dancer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially within the Performing Arts sectors. You could take this course with other advanced level courses, which could be related to the performing arts, to prepare for higher education in the arts or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to the performing arts such as working in the Film, Television or Theatre industries. You may also like to look at joining a theatre group to increase your drama and theatre experience. The course offers a distinct subject content which provides you with the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers from lots of industries are looking for.
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Rugeley Sixth Form Academy directly.