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A level Drama and Theatre at Christ's School and Sixth Form

Course description

The theatre of today has a classical history and a contemporary practice that is alive and thriving.  It is a unique blend of sharpness of thinking, social comment and artistic interpretation. Building on the philosophy of the GCSE Syllabus, the emphasis is on Drama and Theatre Studies as a practical, intellectual and artistic subject.

Students examine the use of theatrical forms and genre in relation to the exploration and performance of plays. Students develop an interest and enjoyment of Drama and theatre as a participant and informed members of an audience fostering a critical appreciation of the subject. The students experience a range of opportunities to develop a variety of dramatic and theatrical skills.

Course content

Component 1 – Devising

Devise an original performance piece.

Use one key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as stimuli. Performer or designer routes available

 

Component 2 – Text in Performance

A group performance of one key extract from a performance text.

A monologue or duologue from one key extract from a different performance text.

 

Component 3 – Theatre Makers Practise

A theatre evaluation

Exploration of theatre text

 

Interpretation of theatre text

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C including Maths and English.   Where Drama has been taken at GCSE, grade B is required to take this course at A level.

Assessment

Component 1 – Devising 40%

Internally assessed via devised performance and written portfolio

Externally moderated

 

Component 2 – Text in Performance 20 %

Externally assessed by visiting examiner

 

Component 3 – Theatre Makers Practise 40%

Written exam

 

Future opportunities

Drama is an ideal qualification for anyone intending to study an arts-based qualification at degree level.  Drama is considered as an excellent choice for developing analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Drama branches into numerous career opportunities; the arts, theatre, television, teaching, journalism, business, psychology, media, law, theology or the world of academia.

“If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give—the ability to influence. There is no more captive audience than that of the theatre”

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 24 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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