Drama and Theatre Studies AS/A2 at Stoke Park School and Community Technology College
This course comprises four units- two in AS and two in A2. It is assessed both academically and practically. It is an enjoyable course that includes performances and therefore a sense of teamwork and commitment is vital. Drama is not an easy option; it requires students to commit fully to the groups, the course and in written and practical tasks. Rehearsals are generally contained in lessons, but some extra practice may be necessary.
Exam Board: AQA
This course comprises four units- two in AS and two in A2. It is assessed both academically and practically. It is an enjoyable course that includes performances and therefore a sense of teamwork and commitment is vital.
Unit 1: Live Theatre Production Seen and Prescribed Play
This unit introduces students to the content of plays written for the theatre. The focus of this unit is to use practical drama to prepare for an externally assessed written examination where they have to answer two questions: a personal response to various aspects of live theatre seen during the course and an interpretation of a set play from a performance perspective.
Unit 2: Presentation of an Extract from a Play
This unit offers students the chance to demonstrate skills in performance.. They perform as a group an extract from a published play. There is also a focus on by the work of an influential director, designer, theatre company or other practitioner who has made a significant contribution to theatre practice The assessment also includes candidates’ reparatory and development work and supporting notes.
Unit 3: Further Prescribed Plays including Pre-Twentieth Century
This externally examined written unit requires the detailed study of two different set plays. The focus is on the interpretation of the plays from a performance perspective and to offer suggestions for a complete stage realisation of a short extract from their selected set play.
Unit 4: Presentation of Devised Drama
This unit requires the students to work in groups to present for an audience a devised drama, performed in a theatrical style of their choice. The assessment also includes candidates’ preparatory and development work and supporting notes.
5 or more GCSEs at grade A* - C including English and Maths.
Assessments as described in Units and Examinations.
Students must be prepared to attend evening theatre visits to meet exam criteria.
Unfortunately the department cannot cover these costs, but is able to subsidise some trips and provide scripts.
A level Drama and Theatre Studies is a course that is accepted by major universities.
Students who wish to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work independently and in group situations and who are able to be motivated and fully committed should succeed in this course.
For further information please contact post 16
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Park School and Community Technology College directly.