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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Bethnal Green Academy

Course description

AS Level

Unit 1: Exploration of Drama and Theatre (40%)

This unit introduces students to the content of plays written for the theatre. They will learn how to analyse plays in a variety of ways so that they become familiar with the way in which written plays can be interpreted for realisation in performance.

Unit 2: Theatre Text in Performance (60%)

This unit offers students the chance to demonstrate skills in a performance environment. The knowledge and understanding gained during the study of two plays in Unit 1 can now be applied with a view to delivering a performance to an audience.

A2 Level

Unit 3: Exploration of Dramatic Performance (40%)

This unit requires the creation of a unique and original piece of theatre. The knowledge and understanding gained in the AS units can now be applied to a created production. Students will be assessed on both the process of creation and the finished product in the form of a performance to an invited audience.

Unit 4: Theatre Text in Context (60%)

This externally examined written unit requires the detailed study of one set play text and one prescribed historical period of theatrical development.

Entry requirements

You do not necessarily need to have studied Drama GCSE but this helps, as it provides a firm foundation for the A-Level course.

You must be able to commit to extra rehearsal time outside of lessons. You will go on a range of theatre visits so a commitment to this aspect of the course is crucial. You must be able to work effectively in groups.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bethnal Green Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years