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Drama and Theatre Studies A level at Oaks Park High School

Course description

Drama & Theatre Studies is a practical, intellectual and artistic subject. The course combines exploring plays, creating theatre, performing of plays and critical analysis of all these elements.  It provides students with a solid foundation in creative, practical and performance skills.  lt is important for students to engage in and actively explore a wide range of activities that are stimulating and creative, drawing from a variety of situations and contexts that they can relate to.
 
A-level Drama and Theatre Studies is for students who enjoy reading and watching plays, and taking part in them, whether performing, directing or designing sets and costumes. It offers students the freedom to choose both the content and the form of their practical presentations. 
 
Excellent with A-level English Literature, Media Studies and Music. History also features in the course and would be a beneficial combination of subjects. 

Course content

Unit 1  Exploration of Drama & Theatre - 20%
Unit 2  Theatre Text in Performance - 30% 
Unit 3  Exploration of Dramatic Performance - 20%
Unit 4  Theatre text in Context - 30% 

Entry requirements

GCSE Drama grade 'C' and GCSE English Literature grade C

Assessment

Internal and external assessment, written and practical evaluation.

Students will have to undertake solo and group performances. There will be a series of workshops, theatre visits and external practioners. 

Internal and external assessment, written and practical evaluation. Students will have to undertake solo and group performances. A series of workshops, theatre visits and external practioners. 

Future opportunities

Throughout the Drama programme, students are encouraged to collaborate with others, engaging in stimulating and creative activities with confidence. These fundamental cooperative, collaborative and social skills are useful across all kinds of disciplines, careers and life experiences in general.
 
A-Level Drama could lead on to further study of drama, theatre studies, performing arts and expressive arts at degree level, or other related subjects such as English, music, dance, art & design. 
 
Career opportunities for students who study Drama at a higher level, include: media, theatre, television, radio , the film industry, arts administration, drama therapy, education. 
 

Further information

The content of this course may be subject to change

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oaks Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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