Theatre Studies A Level at Skipton Girls' High School
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.
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 sixUnit 2 – Presentation of an Extract from a Play
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–MayA2 Qualification Structure: Unit 3 – Further Prescribed Plays including
2 hour written paper
Study of two further set playsUnit 4 – DRAM4 Presentation of Devised Drama
Performance by a group of devised drama. The assessment also includes candidates’ preparatory and development work and supporting notes.
Grade B in GCSE English Language.
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.