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A-level Theatre Studies at Spalding Grammar School

Course description

Outline

This is a highly practical course and would suit someone who has already studied the subject at GCSE or has extensive experience of involvement in school or amateur productions.

To successfully complete this course you have to be highly motivated, capable of working in a team and prepared to undertake regular trips to the theatre.

Subject Content

AS Level

Unit 1 – DRAM1

Live Theatre Production Seen and Prescribed Play

60% of AS, 30% of A Level

1 hour 30 minutes written examination, 100 marks

One question from each of two sections.

Section A – response to live theatre seen during the course

Section B – study of one set play from a choice of six

Unit 2 – DRAM2

Presentation of an Extract from a Play

40% of AS, 20% of A Level

Practical performance, 80 marks

Performance by a group of an extract from a published play. The assessment also includes candidates’ preparatory and development work and supporting notes.

A2 Level

Unit 3 – DRAM3

Further Prescribed Plays including Pre-Twentieth Century

30% of A Level

2 hour written paper, 100 marks

Study of two further set plays

Unit 4 – DRAM4

Presentation of Devised Drama

20% of A Level

Practical performance, 80 marks

Performance by a group of devised drama. The assessment also includes candidates’ preparatory and development work and supporting notes.

Entry requirements

At least a grade B in GCSE Drama.

Students who have not studied GCSE Drama will require at least a grade B in English Language.

Future opportunities

The majority of the learners on the programme progress on to higher education in the form of drama, theatre studies, performing arts and production courses. These can be at university or drama school. A-level drama and theatre studies is also acceptable for a whole range of degree subjects at all types of universities within a range of other academic subjects at A-level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Spalding Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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