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A Level Drama and Theatre Studies at Brinsworth Academy

Course description

The course is a stimulating mixture of theory and practical.

Course content

It is required for you to study two set texts and one prescribed historical period of theatre development .

During Year 12 you will be required to devise a group performance inspired by a theatre practitioner and performed to an audience.

In the second year you will be required to perform a group scripted performance and a monologue/duologue as well as sitting the written exam.

 

 

Entry requirements

The course is a stimulating mixture of theory and practical. All students who wish to study this A level course must have achieved at least a grade 4 in English language. It is an advantage to have studied drama at GCSE but it is possible to be successful without having formally studied the subject before. A staff recommendation is required if this relates to you. If you have taken drama GCSE you must have achieved at least a grade C.

Assessment

Component 1: 40% 20 marks - Group Devised performance based on the work of a theatre practitioner. 40 marks - Written work 2500-3000 words.

Component 2: 20% Group scripted performance. Monologue or Duologue performance.

Component 3: 40% Written exam based on set text and evaluation of a live theatre performance:

Section A - Live theatre evaluation.

Section B - Page to stage – realising a performance text.

Section C - Interpreting a performance text.

 

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses, which could be related to the performing arts, to prepare for higher education in the arts or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to the performing arts such as working in the Film, Television or Theatre industries. You may also like to look at joining a theatre group to increase your drama and theatre experience. The course offers a distinct subject content which provides you with the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers from lots of industries are looking for. A level drama is a full A level and opens up a wide variety of University and Further Education courses. It must be taken with other complimentary subjects, which could be related to the performing arts, to prepare for higher education in the arts or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to the performing arts such as working in the Film, Television or Theatre industries. You may also like to look at joining a theatre group to increase your drama and theatre experience. The course offers a distinct subject content which provides you with the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers from lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact the sixth form team or a member of the Drama department. 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: Edexcel 8/9DR01

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