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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at The John Henry Newman RC School

Course description

• AS consists of Unit 1 ‘Exploration of Drama & Theatre’:
practically exploring and analysing two contrasting plays
and evaluating live performance. Unit 2 is ‘Theatre Text in
Performance’: a practical examination of acting or design
skills in a directed production of a play and a performance
of a monologue or duologue.
• A2 consists of Unit 3, ‘Exploration of Drama Performance’:
making, performing and evaluating a devised piece of
theatre, followed by Unit 4, ‘Theatre Text in Context’: a
written examination based on three sections. Sections A
and B are the study of a play from the point of view of a
director in both an academic and practical way. Section C
is based on contemporary analysis and historical research
of a play from a choice of three periods of theatre history.
• You will develop your practical, creative and
communication skills and extend your ability to create
drama and theatre in a performing or production role.
• You will write about drama and develop your powers
of analysis to become an informed critic, studying plays,
the work of playwrights, directors, designers and theatre

Entry requirements

Five Grade B passes at GCSE, including English, Drama GCSE Grade C is desirable

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The John Henry Newman RC School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2014
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Key information

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