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Drama & Theatre Studies A Level at Farlingaye High School

Course description

This course encourages creativity, focusing on practical work which allows students to shape a unique piece of theatre.

It permits each school to create a course suitable for their own students through their choice of play texts.

Course content

Component 1:

Students devise an original performance, using one key extract from a performance text and a practitioner as a stimulus.

As a centre we can choose our own text and practitioner.

Students have to complete a portfolio of written work of 2,500- 3,000 words; there is also an opportunity for this portfolio to be verbally recorded instead.

Component 2:

Text in Performance exam, including both a group performance of a performance text  and a monologue/duologue from a different performance text.

This is externally examined.

Component 3:

A written exam of two hours 30 minutes.

This includes a live theatre evaluation, a practical exploration and study of a complete text, focusing on how it can be realised in performance; finally a practical exploration and interpretation of another complete performance text, focusing on how it can be re-imagined for a contemporary audience.

There is a choice of 15 texts to choose from. 

Entry requirements

(GCSE grades) English Language B and Drama (if taken) B



Component 1: 40% ;

Component 2: 20%;

Component 3: 40% .

Future opportunities

Universities and employers like students who have studied Drama as they are used to working collaboratively and  are proficient communicators.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 June 2016
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