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Drama & Theatre Studies A Level at Haggerston School

Course description

A Level Drama and Theatre offers a smooth progression from GCSE Drama. The course encourages creativity and has a focus on practical work that will give students the opportunity to develop skills that will support progression to further study of drama and a wide range of other subjects. The course includes engaging set texts and a focus on theatre practitioners including 21st century theatre practice. 

Course content

Component 1 – Devising

Interpreting, creating and developing a devised piece from one key extract from a performance text and applying the methods of one practitioner. The play text and practitioner can be decided by the school.

40% of qualification – 80 marks

 Devised performance: 10% - 20 marks

 A group performance of the devised piece.

 Portfolio: 30% - 60 marks

Analysing and evaluating the creative process and devised performance.

 Component 2 – Text in Performance

A monologue or a duologue from one key extract from one performance text and a group performance of one key extract from a different performance text.

 20% of qualification – 60 marks

Component 3 – Theatre Makers in Practice

 Written examination.

 Section a) Live Theatre Evaluation

 Section b) Page to Stage: Realisation of one key extract from a performance text

 ‘Colder than Here’ Laura Wade

 Section c) Interpreting one performance text, in the light of one practitioner for a contemporary audience.

‘Antigone’ by Sophocles adapted by Don Taylor

 40% of qualification – 80 marks

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs at grade A*-C including a C grade in English and at least two B grades

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haggerston School directly.

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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