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Drama and Theatre Studies AS A2 at Kingsthorpe College

Course description

This course provides an opportunity to study plays from the point of view of a director, performer and critic and create and present original drama.

Course content

Unit 1:

You will acquire a knowledge and understanding of the language of drama and theatre as well as developing your performance and analytical skills.

You will learn about influential theatre practitioners through practical exploration.

You will study 2 contrasting play texts and analyse them in a variety of ways so you are familiar with the way plays can be interpreted for realisation in performance - this will be done in an active and practical way.

Assessment, internally, in practical sessions.

Written exploration notes - 3000 words. Live theatre evaluation - 1000 words.

Unit 2 :

You will develop your performance skills and demonstrate them in a presentation to an audience.

Assessment externally.

(A) Dialogue (5 minutes) or Monologue (2 minutes)

(B) Group performance of a published play text between 3 and 9 people. (30 - 60 minutes)

Written performance concept - 750 words.

Unit 3:

You will learn different techniques for devising an original piece of theatre lasting between 15 and 30 minutes (Group number 3-6) You will explore form, structure and performance style.

Assessment: You will be assessed on both the process of creation and the finished product in the form of a performance to an audience.

You will complete a written evaluation on both the process and performance.

Unit 4:

You will partake in a detailed study of a set play text and one prescribed period of theatrical development. 525 BC - AD65, 1564 - 1720 or 1828 - 1914.

Assessment: 2 hours and 30 minutes written paper.

Entry requirements

You should meet the general requirement for entry to an A Level course - 5 GCSEs grade C or above, preferably with Drama and English at a grade C or above. 

Assessment

Unit 1:

Assessment, internally, in practical sessions.

Written exploration notes - 3000 words. Live theatre evaluation - 1000 words.

Unit 2 :

Assessment externally.

(A) Dialogue (5 minutes) or Monologue (2 minutes)

(B) Group performance of a published play text between 3 and 9 people. (30 - 60 minutes)

Written performance concept - 750 words.

Unit 3:

Assessment: You will be assessed on both the process of creation and the finished product in the form of a performance to an audience.

You will complete a written evaluation on both the process and performance.

Unit 4:

Assessment: 2 hours and 30 minutes written paper.

Future opportunities

Progression Routes and Career opportunities

BA Degrees in Performing Arts.

Drama.

Musical theatre.

Any career which involves the use of communication skills.

Further information

For further information contact

Mr. Limb in the Performing Arts faculty.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingsthorpe College directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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