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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at St Michael's Church of England High School

Course description

Drama and Theatre Studies will give you the opportunity to explore the translation of plays from ‘page to stage’, to discover the success of live theatre productions and explore a range of theatrical styles and approaches to acting. You will immerse yourself in the world of performance through numerous theatre visits and will have the opportunity to visit the theatre capital of the world – Broadway, New York.

Course content

In year 1, you will have the opportunity to investigate theatre practice as a performer and as a member of the audience, to investigate and respond to a play and create practical work in a range of theatrical styles and genres from the perspective of a performer director and designer. In year 2, you will have opportunities to work individually and as part of a group devising an original performance, completing script work, improvisation, and will have opportunities to attend and analyse live performances. You will explore two different plays and respond to them from the perspective of a performer, director and designer.

Entry requirements

GCSE Dance / Drama / Performing Arts – C (if studied)
A willingness to participate in practical activities is essential.

Assessment

AS2:
Examination – Unit 1 (AS) 60% 1.5 hours

Practical Performance – Unit 2 (AS) 40%

AS2: 
Examination – Unit 1 (A2) 60% 2 hours

Practical Performance – Unit 2 (A2) 40%

All assessment if via externally moderated practical performance and external examination following the AQA specification.

Future opportunities

You can progress to university courses in Drama, Performance and related subjects or vocational courses at drama and theatre schools. Drama and Theatre studies is an excellent foundation for careers in drama, theatre, performance media or any career requiring high level communication skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Michael's Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

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