Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Upton Hall F C J
A Level students will learn how to explore, analyse and perform plays in order to create theatre. They also develop their verbal and writing skills in the critical evaluation of the essential elements. This course will help you to develop your understanding of drama and theatre, using analytical and creative skills and an ability to communicate effectively with others. Assessment is practical and formal and will give you the opportunity to study plays from the point of view of a director, designer, performer and critic.
If Drama and/or Performing Arts have been studied at GCSE, a minimum of a grade B is required for both AS and A Level Drama and Theatre Studies. If Drama and/or Performing Arts have not been studied at GCSE, a minimum of a grade B in English is required for both AS and A Level Drama and Theatre Studies.
AS TOPICS & ASSESSMENT
1. Induction - What is Drama? What is Theatre?
2. An introduction to Drama and Theatre History
3. Working with plays and practitioners
4. Developing acting and performance or design skills
5. Understanding and using the language of Drama and Theatre Studies
A LEVEL TOPICS AND ASSESSMENT
1. Devising, performing and evaluating original theatre
2. Playwright, performer, directors and designers and how they work together
3. Understanding drama and theatre forms and structures
4. How to create, realise and justify your director’s interpretation of a play
5. How to recognise, analyse and evaluate a director’s interpretation in performance
Students of AS and A Level Drama and Theatre Studies take part in a number of large and small scale productions throughout the course and are encouraged to visit the theatre regularly. Drama and Theatre Studies students can take advantage of organised theatre trips and will develop a number of transferable and employment related skills such as team work, communication, reliability, personal presentation skills and the ability to be resourceful in a variety of situations. Drama and Theatre Studies can lead to and support careers in the theatre and media, technical theatre design, entertainment management, teaching, literature and other opportunities such as retail, charitable work and human resources.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Upton Hall F C J directly.