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Theatre Studies AS/A Level at Beverley High School

Course description

AS Level

Live Theatre Production Seen and Prescribed Play

Presentation of an Extract from a Play

 

A Level

Further Prescribed Plays including Pre-Twentieth Century

Presentation of Devised Drama

 

Course content

AS Level - Unit 1

Live Theatre Production Seen and Prescribed Play

Presentation of an Extract from a Play

 

A Level

Further Prescribed Plays including Pre-Twentieth Century

Presentation of Devised Drama

 

Assessment

AS Level - Unit 1

60% of AS, 30% of A level

1 hour 30 minutes written examination

100 marks

One question from each of two sections

Section A – response to live theatre seen during the course

Section B – study of one set play from a choice of six

 

Unit 2

40% of AS, 20% of A Level

Practical performance

80 marks

Performance by a group of an extract from a published play.  The assessment also includes candidates’ preparatory and development work and supporting notes

A Level - Unit 3

30% of A level

2 hour written paper

100 marks

Study of two further set plays

 

Unit 4

20% of A level

Practical performance

80 marks

Performance by a group of devised drama.  The assessment also includes candidates’ preparatory and development work and supporting notes.

 

 

Future opportunities

Career Opportunities:  a good basis for most careers - particularly work in media/theatre, administration, public relations, marketing, law.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 August 2016

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    • Beverley High School is a Group 6, five-form entry girls' comprehensive within the East Riding of Yorkshire. 816 girls are currently on roll including 120 girls in the Sixth Form. The School, founded in 1908, has developed since 1973 from a grammar school into a fully comprehensive 11-18 establishment. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary in September 2008.

      Beverley High School is long established with an excellent record and considerable achievements in academic work, music, drama, art and sport. We are particularly concerned to develop each girl's good qualities to the full. The school has a long tradition of successful education and enjoys a high reputation within the community, both at local and county level. The school features in the “Good Schools’ Guide”.

      Subject departments are housed in purpose-built rooms set amidst fine grounds. We have a dedicated Library and Sixth Form Block. A Sports Hall was opened in September 2006 and an Art/Technology Centre opened in September 2008.