Drama & Theatre A Level at Park High School
A-level Drama and Theatre provides students with the opportunity to gain experience of performance and devising and to develop understanding and critical thinking about theatre and its practitioners / styles.
This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE Drama, English, Dance or Performing Arts and wish to study Theatre at a higher level. The content allows students to study a subject which can be extended through higher education and promotes a clear understanding of creative study and the wider context of Drama and theatre
This three-component specification requires students to:
Devise original performance piece through engaging with key texts and theatre practitioners
Conduct in-depth research to inspire and develop performance work, which informs written portfolio coursework
Gain experience of performance through practice
Gain in-depth knowledge of specific play texts
Develop understanding and knowledge as well as critical skills for the analysis of live theatre
GCSE grades (minimum) required to enrol on this course:
Grade 6 or above in GCSE Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or Literature Grade 4 in GCSE Maths
Unit 1 - Devising - - Devise and perform original performance piece. - Use one key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as stimuli. - Centre choice of text and practitioner. - Creation of ongoing portfolio - Performer or designer routes available - Performance and Written Coursework 20% of qualification
Unit 2 - Text in Performance - A group performance/design realisation of one key extract from a performance text. - A monologue or duologue performance/design realisation from one key extract from a different performance text - Performance – based Coursework 20% of qualification
Unit 3 - Theatre Makers in Practice - Written Examination 40% of qualification
The practical elements of the course amount to 55% of the full qualification.
Students who study Drama and Theatre A Level go on to many different professional fields including:
Drama, Technical Theatre, Teaching, Law, Psychology, English, Creative Writing, History, Stagecraft Arts Management, Politics, Sociology
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Park High School directly.