Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Lady Lumley's School
Drama offers a range of opportunities to develop practical ensemble skills. It develops knowledge and understanding of major influences in theatre and promotes personal and social development. Students study plays and theatre practitioners through practical workshops. They write about drama, developing their powers of analysis and evaluation of performance and the technical aspects of theatre.
Unit 1 – Exploration and Performance
In this unit you will be required to analyse two play texts through exploration and be assessed on your performance through a group performance and a monologue or duologue performance. Students will also submit a document of evidence written or verbally recorded of your exploration
Unit 2 – Theatre makers in practice
In this unit you will be asked to use your understanding and experiences gained in Unit 1 by practically exploring a complete text and will be assessed through a written exam focussing on the studied text and a live theatre performance.
Unit 1 –Devising
For this unit, you will devise an original piece of drama for presentation to an audience. You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence and a final performance.
Unit 2 – Text in performance
In this unit you will be required to analyse two play texts through exploration and be assessed on your performance through a group performance and a monologue or duologue performance.
Unit 3 - Theatre makers in practice
In this unit you will be asked to use your understanding and experiences by practically exploring two complete texts and will be assessed through a written exam focussing on the studied text and a live theatre performance.
This course is suitable for students who have achieved a grade ‘C’ or above in English. A commitment to go to the theatre to see plays performed by different theatre companies is vital. A curiosity about issues and ideas affecting life and a creative instinct for communicating views through practical drama. Skills to work as part of a team working collaboratively to a deadline are essential.
Many of our students have gained places at University to study directing, acting, theatre design, stage management, film, teaching, law, events management, architecture, marketing and translating.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lady Lumley's School directly.