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As/A2 Drama and Theatre Studies at Bridgewater High School

Course description

What will I study?

You will study a range of dramatic and theatre skills within the context of critical concepts and the discriminating use of specialist terminology. During unit one you will explore two contrasting play texts in a practical and active way. This will also be supported by a written portfolio of 3000 words. You will also be required to experience a live theatre performance, submitting a written evaluation of 1000 words. Unit 2 will require you to perform either a monologue or duologue and contribute to a performance of a professionally published play.

During unit 3 you will create a unique and original piece of theatre and unit 4 is in the form of a written examination whereby you will study one set play text and one chosen historical period of theatrical development.

AS Year: Units 1 & 2

A2 Year: Units 3 & 4

Course outline:

  • Unit 1: Exploration of Drama and Theatre
  • Unit 2: Theatre text in performance
  • Unit 3: Exploration of Dramatic Performance
  • Unit 4: Theatre text in context

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1: Internally assessed on practical skills and 3000 word portfolio. Also, 1000 word evaluation on live theatre performance.

Unit 2: Externally assessed performances including 500 word written commentary and analysis.

Unit 3: Internally assessed practical unit including 3500 word written portfolio.

Unit 4: Written exam.




Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at A* - C or equivalent, including at least a grade C in English.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 March 2015

Key information

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