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Drama and Theatre Studies at Carshalton High School for Girls

Course description

AS Level
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.

A  Level
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.

Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

Successfully completing the course could lead to further study of the subject at university or drama school, and from there lead to a range of exciting Drama-related careers from actor to puppeteer, lighting technician, stage manager, director, drama therapist, or playwright.
 
The range of transferrable life skills you can gain in an A Level in Drama can help you on your way, whichever career you’re heading for. The course recognises ability to problem-solve, work as a reliable and sensitive member of a team, and critically evaluate your own work and that of others. It also provides great opportunity to develop and refine important communication skills such as public speaking, personal confidence, and how to engage an audience – qualities that are greatly valued by all future employers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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