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Drama and Theatre Studies at East Leake Academy

Course description

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.

Unit 2
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.

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years