Theatre Studies AS/A2 Level at ARK Globe Academy
Candidates will gain a knowledge and understanding of theatre practice through their own engagement with the medium as both participant and informed audience member. Candidates will develop performance and/or production skills appropriate to the creation and realisation of drama and theatre.
Year One (AS)
Unit 1: Live Theatre Production Seen and Prescribed Play
Written Paper, 1 hour 30 minutes
60% of total AS marks, 30% of total A Level marks, 100 marks
Section A – response to live theatre seen during the course
Section B – study of one set play from the Following:
• Sophocles, ‘Antigone’
• Shakespeare, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’
• Ibsen, ‘A Doll’s House’
• O’Casey, ‘The Shadow of a Gunman’
• Littlewood and Theatre Workshop, ‘Oh What a Lovely War’
De Angelis, ‘Playhouse Creatures’
Unit 2: Presentation of an Extract from a Play Practical
40% of total AS marks, 20% of total A Level marks 80% marks
• Group performance of an extract from a published play
• Assessment includes preparatory and development work and
• Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA
• Candidates choose one from:
- costume design
- set design
- technical elements – lighting and/or sound
B at GCSE in English Language.
A mixture of written exams and performance.
Theatre Studies is a challenging academic subject valued by Higher Education because candidates develop a combination of intellectual, imaginative and practical skills – necessary for success at university and in many careers.
A remarkably wide range of careers will be open to you including law, journalism, advertising, public relations, management, personnel, social work, teaching, careers in the theatre or media and jobs requiring analytical and presentational skills.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact ARK Globe Academy directly.