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Drama and Theatre Studies at Carlton le Willows Academy

Course description

The course demands practical, creative and communication skills. You will extend your ability to create drama and theatre, either in performing or in production role. You will also be required to write about drama and develop your powers of analysis to become an informed critic. The course will involve taking part in drama productions as well as studying plays.

AS

Unit 1: Exploration of drama and theatre

This unit introduces students to the content of plays written for the theatre. They will learn how to analyse plays in a variety of ways so that they become familiar with the way written plays can be interpreted for realisation in performance

Unit 2: Theatre Text in performance (externally assessed)

This unit offers students the chance to demonstrate skills in a performance environment. The knowledge and understanding gained during the study of two plays in Unit 1 can now be applied with a view to delivering a performance to an audience.

A2

Unit 3: Exploration of Dramatic Performance

This unit requires the creation of a unique and original piece of theatre. The knowledge and understanding gained in the AS units can now be applied to a created production. Students will be assessed on both the process of creation and the finished product in the form of a performance to an invited audience.

Unit 4: Theatre Text in Context

This externally examined written unit requires the detailed study of one set play text and one prescribed historical period of theatrical development.

Entry requirements

C grade in Drama or B grade in English Language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carlton le Willows Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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