AS Drama and Theatre at Ken Stimpson Community School
The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Drama and Theatre consists of two coursework components and one externally examined paper
• Component 1: Devising
◦◦ Devise an original performance piece.
◦◦ Use one key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as stimuli. ◦◦ Centre choice of text and practitioner.
◦◦ Performer or designer routes available.
• Component 2: Text in Performance
◦◦ A group performance/design realisation of one key extract from a performance text.
◦◦ A monologue or duologue performance/design realisation from one key extract from a different performance text.
◦◦ Centre choice of performance texts.
• Written examination
◦◦ Live theatre evaluation – choice of performance.
◦◦ Practical exploration and study of a complete text – focusing on how this can be realised for performance.
◦◦ Practical exploration and interpretation of another complete performance text, in light of a chosen practitioner – focusing on how this text could be reimagined for a contemporary audience.
Component 1: Coursework 40% of the qualification (80 marks) There are two parts to the assessment:
1. a portfolio
2. the devised performance/design realisation
Component 2: Coursework 20% of the qualification (60 marks)
• Externally assessed by a visiting examiner.
• Group performance/design realisation: worth 36 marks.
• Monologue or duologue/design realisation: worth 24 marks.
6 A*- C graded GCSEs, including English
Written examination: 40% of the qualification (80 marks) • Section A: Live Theatre Evaluation • Section B: Page to Stage: Realising a Performance Text • Section C: Interpreting a Performance Text
You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses that may be related to the performing arts such as English Language and Literature and Media Studies or to prepare for the A level part of an Advanced GCE in Drama and Theatre, which could lead onto higher education within the arts or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to the performing arts such as working in the Film, Television or Theatre industries. You may also like to look at joining a theatre group to increase your drama and theatre experience. The course offers a distinct subject content which provides you with the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers from lots of industries are looking for.
Level: Advanced GCE in Drama and Theatre Duration: 2 Years Qualification: Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Drama and Theatre Entry Requirements: 6 A*-C GCSEs including English
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ken Stimpson Community School directly.