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Drama and Theatre Studies at The Long Eaton School

Course description

KEY FEATURES OF THE AS COURSE:

  • 30% COURSEWORK
  • 30% PRACTICAL
  • 40% WRITTEN EXAM
  • This is a fantastic course for students who have enjoyed their drama lessons at KS4 and wish to continue a serious and in depth study of the subject.
  • This course compliments English and Humanities extremely well.
  • Watching drama and going to the theatre is fundamental to the course. This is a wonderful benefit for an A Level subject.

Course content

MODULES/UNITS COVERED IN YEAR 12

Component 1 ‐ Exploration 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.
  • A portfolio of your exploration (handwritten or verbal/recorded evidence)

Component 2 ‐ Theatre Makers in Practice

  • Live theatre evaluation
  •  Page to Stage: Realising a Performance Text Section A: Answer one question from a choice of two about the live theatre performance seen. Section B: Answer two extended response questions on how you might interpret and realise an unseen extract in performance from your chosen text, from the perspective of a performer and a designer.

MODULES/UNITS COVERED IN YEAR 13

(including a brief outline of their contents)

Component 1: Devising

  • Devise an original performance piece.
  • Use one key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as stimuli.
  • This unit requires students to take all of the knowledge and skills they have acquired at AS Level, and use them to create a totally original piece of theatre. You will receive a stimulus from your teacher and use creative skills and techniques to devise your work. Your devised piece will be created as part of a small group and will last at least 15 minutes. This unit allows students to explore their own theatre interests and use aspects of Drama and Theatre that have captured their imagination in their studies so far. This work is accompanied by written or verbal/recorded evidence of how you developed the stimulus to arrive at your final performance.

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.

Component 3: Theatre Makers in practice

  • Live Theatre Evaluation
  • Realising a Performance Text
  • Interpreting a Performance text You will answer a question from a choice based on the Live Theatre Performance you have seen. You will study an influential play in depth and analyse it from the perspective of a performer and a designer. You will also define how you would imagine the performance for a contemporary audience, with your own concept of the studied text. You will also need to outline how the work of your chosen theatre practitioner for your concept has influenced your overall production, and demonstrate an awareness of the performance text in its original performance conditions.

Entry requirements

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Assessment

TYPE OF ASSESSMENT IN YEAR 12

100 % OF FINAL MARK

  • Component 1 Coursework: Internally assessed and externally moderated. 60%
  • Component 2 Written exam: External examination 40%

TYPE OF ASSESSMENT IN YEAR 13

100% OF FINAL MARK

  • Component 1 Internally assessed, externally moderated. 40%
  • Component 2 Externally assessed by a visiting examiner 20%
  • Component 3 Written examination externally assessed 40%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Long Eaton School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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