Drama And Theatre Studies AS/A2 Level at The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School
The course is separated into four units. Each unit asks you to learn a new and exciting aspect of drama and theatre studies.
- Unit One asks you to analyse, perform and discuss two contrasting plays
- Unit Two you will be directed in a scripted play for performance and perform a monologue or duologue.
- Unit Three, you will devise your own piece of theatre for performance
- Unit Four, is a written exam, looking at Shakespeare and Greek theatre
To study Drama and Theatre Studies at Cardinal Wiseman you will need to have 4 GCSE passes at A*- C, including English. Ideally, this will include a GCSE in Drama or a pass at BTEC Performing Arts, but this is not a requirement.
The course has a good balance of practical examinations, coursework and written exams and is divided as follows:
- Unit One is divided into 40% practical exploration, which is internally assessed and 60% coursework completed under controlled conditions.
- Unit Two is 90% practical, which is externally assessed and 10% coursework completed under controlled conditions.
- Unit Three is 50% practical exploration, which is internally assessed and 50% coursework completed under controlled conditions.
- Unit Four is a written exam completed at the end of year 13.
The skills gained in this subject can be transferred to various careers in Business and the Arts. Many go on to study Drama or Media at university, becoming performers or working behind the scenes in theatre or television.
Others use the skills they have gained to work in areas where public speaking, presentations and analytical thinking are necessary; for example in teaching, medicine and law. Many universities value the skills gained by students who have studied Drama and Theatre Studies and see them as confident, creative and motivated individuals.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School directly.