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Drama and Theatre Studies AS and A Level *Fees Payable* at Benenden School *Fees Payable*

Course description

Why study ‘Theatre Studies’:

 Engenders peer trust / helps you to work effectively in a team

 Develops interpersonal skills: communication, listening, empathy and physicality

 Promotes self-confidence: teaches you how to speak and present confidently

 Teaches discipline, time-management and mutual co-operation skills

 Encourages experimentation and risk taking, increases ability to think creatively, imaginatively and divergently, develops research skills

 Allows you to consider the social, economic, political and historical conditions in other times and cultures and encourages you to view things from multiple perspectives 

Assessment

AS 

COMPONENT 1 -  INTERPRETING DRAMA: Written Paper (2 Hours)

Assessment: Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre    40% of AS 

Section A: One two part question (from a choice) on a given extract from the set play.   25 marks per part, 50 marks in total 

Section B: One two part question (from a choice) on the work of theatre makers in a single live theatre production.   30 marks

 

COMPONENT 2 - PROCESS AND PERFORMANCE (PRACTICAL)  60% of AS

Practical exploration and theatrical interpretation of TWO extracts each taken from a different play. (The methodology of a theatrical Practitioner MUST be applied to Extract 2).   30 marks per Extract, 60 marks in total 

Extract 2 to be performed as final assessed piece (performer, designer, director).  30 marks

Portfolio evidencing interpretive process and analysis and evaluation of performance (max 3000 words)  30 marks

2 Sections: Research and performance development (20 marks) Analysis and evaluation (10 marks)

 

A LEVEL

COMPONENT 1 - KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF DRAMA AND THEATRE: Written Paper (3 hours)  80 marks in total   40% of A Level

Study of two set plays

Section A: one question on one of set plays

Section B: one two part question on a given extract from one of set plays. (Section A covered in AS year)

Section C: Analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers - one question (covered in AS year) 

COMPONENT 2 - CREATING ORIGINAL DRAMA (PRACTICAL)   30% of A Level

Process of creating drama/performance of devised drama influenced by methodology of one prescribed practitioner (may be assessed as performer/designer/director).  20 marks

Working notebook of supporting evidence for creation of devised piece (max 3000 words)   40 marks

COMPONENT 3 - MAKING THEATRE (PRACTICAL)   30% of A Level

Practical exploration and interpretation of 3 extracts, (2 already covered at AS) each from a different play – methodology of prescribed practitioner to be applied to extract 3. Extract 3 to be performed as assessed piece (may be assessed as performer/designer/director).   40 marks (performance)

Reflective report analysing and evaluating theatrical interpretation of 3 extracts.  20 marks

 

 

 

Future opportunities

Related careers:

Arts / Advertising / Film and TV Production / Theatre / Teaching / Events Management / Dramatherapy / Social Work / Journalism / Marketing / Fundraising / Publishing / Legal profession

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Benenden School *Fees Payable* directly.

Last updated date: 30 November 2016
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