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Theatre Studies A Level at Skipton Girls' High School

Course description

Is this course for me?

If you are creative, enjoy working in a practical way and are interested in Theatre, be it performance, design or more technical aspects, then this is certainly the course for you. As well as offering a different way of learning, the 60% written paper weighting also enables students to gain an entry qualification for courses in higher education, whether in the area of drama and theatre studies or in a host of other subjects.

Course content

AS Qualification Structure: Unit 1 – Live Theatre Production Seen and Prescribed Play

1 hour 30 minutes written examination

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 – Presentation of an Extract from a Play

Practical performance

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

Moderation February–May

A2 Qualification Structure: Unit 3 – Further Prescribed Plays including

Pre-Twentieth Century

2 hour written paper

Study of two further set plays

Unit 4 – DRAM4 Presentation of Devised Drama

Practical performance

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

Moderation February–May

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE English Language.

Future opportunities

As well as employment in the arts, studying Theatre studies is a definite advantage for those people seeking employment in any job which requires such skills as: excellent communication skills; the ability to work as part of a team, display leadership skills and acceptance of personal responsibility; the art of negotiation; the recognition and sympathetic awareness of others’ values and beliefs; the rational interpretation of the values and patterns of humanity.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Skipton Girls' High School directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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