Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at St Mary's Menston, a Catholic voluntary academy
The AQA AS and A-level Drama and Theatre Studies courses aim to give students a broad range of experience of play texts, theatre practitioners and live dramatic performance. Students will gain in confidence, skill and knowledge during the course, through participating in their own productions and watching the work of professional actors, designers and directors.
In the first year, students are introduced to a range of influential and contemporary theatre practitioners. They attend a number of live theatre performances and learn skills in performance analysis and evaluation. They study an important text from the history of modern realistic theatre, as well as working in a group to prepare an extract from a scripted play for an examined performance.
In the second year, students continue to visit the theatre to extend their knowledge of theatrical styles and genres. They study two further set texts from different periods, developing a director’s creative overview of all design, technical and performance elements. For their examined performance, students devise their own drama, making a choice of theatrical style.
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