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Drama at Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi

Course description

Students are given the opportunity to develop understanding and skills in Drama and Theatre by performing and studying a variety of texts. Emphasis is placed on contributing as an individual and as a member of groups in analysing, performing and applying their technical skills to performance conditions.

Course content

DA1 - Performance Workshop
Drama ‘Tafliad Carreg’/
’Blodeuwedd’ - Saunders Lewis
2 performances
1 from set text
1 devised from set text
theme (applying two drama
practitioner’s ideas and
DA2 - Written Examination
(a) ‘Yr Hwyaden Wyllt’ - Ibsen/
‘Y Ffin’ - Gwenlyn Parry
(b) ‘Bryniau’r Glas Atgofion’ - Dennis Potter
(c) Theatre Review
DA3 - Performance Analysis from a set theme
(a) Acting from a published text
(b) Acting of a devised piece
(c) Evaluation of both performances (under
exam conditions)
DA4 - Text in Context - (Written Examination)
(a) Pre 1900 text
(b) Post 1900 text
(c) Directional analysis of an unseen play


Unit 1: Practical Examination (Internal
Unit 2: Examination 2 hours (Written)
Unit 3: Practical Examination and Written evaluation (External Assessment)
Unit 4: Examination 2½ hours (Written)

Future opportunities

College & University -students have the
opportunity to study a degree in Drama or to
combine this subject with a variety of others e.g. Media Studies, Film Studies, Music, Theatre, Performing, Design, Education, Welsh, English
Careers – broadcasting, research, scripting, performing, theatre, film, directing, communications, public relations, producing, teaching, stage management, light/sound technician, presenting, acting.

Further information

1. To perform confidently from a variety of texts and devised pieces using a wide range of styles and contexts.
2. To develop the ability to work as an
individual and as a member of a group.
3. To develop theoretical, analytical and
interpretive skills in drama and theatre studies.
4. To develop skills necessary for maintaining a monitoring journal through documenting, recording and analysing the processes of practical work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September