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Drame at Attleborough Academy Norfolk

Course description

The department teaches the Edexcel specification and the A Level Drama and Theatre Studies course consists of four units, which are broken down as follows:


AS Units (Year 12)


Unit 1: Exploration of Drama and Theatre 20% - This is an internally assessed unit, exploring two contrasting plays covering a number of different areas. Students participate in a series of practical workshops (which are filmed and submitted to the exam board as evidence) and also complete a set of Exploration Notes (3000 words). Students are also required to attend a trip, organised by the school, to a professional theatre performance in order to complete a Live Performance Evaluation (1000 words).


Unit 2: Theatre Text in Performance 30% - This is an externally assessed unit which is separated into two sections: the performance of a monologue or duologue and a small cast performance of a published play text. Students are also required to complete a Written Performance Concept (500 words) for their monologue/duologue. The performances are filmed and sent off to the exam board for evidence.



A2 Level Units (Year 13) Unit 3: Exploration of a Dramatic Performance 20% - This is an internally assessed unit requiring the students to devise a piece of theatre from a given stimulus. Students are also required to submit a Supporting Written Evidence Document (3500 words) detailing and evaluating the process. Performances are filmed and sent off to the exam board for moderation.


Unit 4: Theatre Text in Context 30% - This is an externally assessed unit requiring the students to undertake a written examination lasting 2 hours and 30 minutes. In preparation for the written examination students study and explore two play texts from differing theatrical periods. Students are also required to attend a trip, organised by the school, to a professional theatre performance as part of this unit.

Entry requirements

To study this course at A Level you will be required to achieve, in addition to the general entry requirements, a minimum of grade C in GCSE Drama and grade C in GCSE English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Attleborough Academy Norfolk directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2014

Key information

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

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