Theatre Studies at Trinity Catholic School
The course is largely practical and is based upon the study of theatre texts, devised work and improvisational skills. Students will study texts from the point of view of director, designer, performer and critic.
The aim of the course is to promote an enjoyment of and interest in Drama and theatre both as a participant and an informed member of an audience.
- The Accidental Death of an Anarchist – Dario Fo
- The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
- Lysistrata – Aristophanes
• Performance skills
• Theatre History
Trips and Outings
Regular visits to see a range of performances and workshops are a compulsory part of the course. Over the last two years the students have seen:
Tierno Bokar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Tristan and Yseult, Richard III, A Night at the Circus, 2000 Years, Perfect, History Boys, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Han Lenny Pope, Peter Brook, 1984, The Believers.
- Drama GCSE grade C or above or prior experience outside of school English Grade B or above.
Method of Assessment
Unit 1 – Exploration of Drama and Theatre
40% of AS
20 % of A2
Exploration of 2 plays chosen by the centre
Unit 2 – Theatre text in Performance
60% of AS
30 % of A2
A practical exam externally assessed in two sections:
- Students perform either a monologue or duologue
- Students perform in groups an extract form a published play
Unit 3 – Exploration of dramatic Performance
40% of AS
20% of total GCE
Teacher assessed unit – the devising of an original piece of theatre
Unit 4 – Theatre text in context
60% of AS
30% of total GCE
This externally examined written unit requires the detailed study of one set play text and one prescribed historical period of theatrical development
Suggested Career Paths
Degree courses in Drama/Performing Arts/Acting/Stage management/Theatre
Jobs that require confidence and communication skills
For more information about this course: Please contact Alex Green, Head of Theatre Studies
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity Catholic School directly.