Drama and Theatre Studies at Carshalton High School for Girls
At AS you will practically explore two extracts from set texts. You will develop performances of a monologue or a duologue and use a range of theatrical skills to develop and rehearse a final group performance. To support your practical investigation you will write/record a portfolio of evidence. Part of this course is assessed in a written exam. The exam will look at the Realisation a Performance Text and a live theatre review.
At A Level you will work in a group to create an original and unique devised theatre production and evaluate the process and performance using your critical writing skills. Following this you will develop performances of a monologue or a duologue and use a range of theatrical skills to develop and rehearse a final group performance. You will also explore a play from a director’s perspective, study a given period of theatre history, and experience a live performance of a play from this period - evaluating it and making comparisons with the original staging conditions. Part of this course is assessed in a written exam.
The minimum requirements for Drama and Theatre Studies A level are 5 A* - C grades in 5 different subjects. You should have either an A*- C grade in GCSE Drama, or a Merit or Distinction in BTEC Performance, and at least a C grade in English Language. If you do not have these grades, it may still be possible to accept you on the course but you will need to show other evidence of a serious interest in and commitment to the subject.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carshalton High School for Girls directly.