Drama and Theatre Studies at East Leake Academy
Study of Drama and Theatre at AS and A2 takes a holistic approach to the subject although it is firmly rooted in the practical realisation of performance.
The course has 4 units:
Unit 1 (40% AS, 20% A2 internally assessed).
Exploration of Drama and Theatre which requires students to study two contrasting plays through a series of practical workshops and the production of a set of "Exploration Notes" as well as live theatre performance evaluation.
Theatre Text in Performance in which candidates demonstrate their skills in performance to an invited audience. This unit also requires the candidates to perform a monologue or a duologue based on their understanding of the role from the study of the whole play.
The above units form year 1.
Unit 3 (40% A2, 20% total).
Exploration of Dramatic Performance builds on the knowledge and understanding gained in the first year and requires candidates to devise a piece of original theatre to be performed to an invited audience. A written evaluation of process and performance is also submitted.
Unit 4 (60% A2, 30% total).
Theatre Text in Context. This unit is externally assessed and takes the form of a 2 hours 30 minutes written examination in which candidates write about a play from the view of a director and then write about a play from a choice of three historical periods.
5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths.
Grade C/B in Drama
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Leake Academy directly.