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Theatre Studies AS/A2 Level at ARK Globe Academy

Course description

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.

Course content

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

supporting notes

• Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA

• Candidates choose one from:

- directing

- acting

- costume design

- set design

- technical elements – lighting and/or sound

Entry requirements

B at GCSE in English Language.


A mixture of written exams and performance.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years