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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Devonport High School for Boys

Course description

Why choose to study A Level Drama and Theatre Studies?
- The development of confident communication skills through assimilation and analytical exploration.
- Learning self-discipline and group cooperation alongside leadership and team values.
- The ability to respond critically and sensitively to a range of social contexts outside of your own experience.
- To develop a keen and lively interest in theatre fostering its value in lifelong learning.
- To develop your interest and enjoyment in drama and theatre both as an audience member and through your own practice.

Course content

Component 1: Drama and theatre

What’s assessed:
- Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre.

- Study of two set plays.

- Analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers.

Component 2: Creating original drama (practical)
What’s assessed:
- Process of creating devised drama.
- Performance of devised drama
Devised piece must be influenced by the work and methodologies of one prescribed practitioner.

Component 3: Making theatre (practical) What’s assessed:
- Practical exploration and interpretation of three extracts from contrasting plays. Methodology of a prescribed practitioner must be applied to Extract 3.
- Reflective report analysing and evaluating theatrical interpretation of all three extracts.


Future opportunities

- It provides opportunities for progression on to courses in Higher Education in its own specialism or in other subjects as an entry qualification.
- To becoming a confident and skilful communicator, negotiator and team player.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Devonport High School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 02 May 2017

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