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Drama and Theatre Studies AS Level at Wheatley Park School

Course description

We aim to provide a curriculum which will ignite and engage your creativity and  passion and include your own interests. We provide opportunities to interrogate drama and the work of others, to explore a range of drama as a practical art form, and for you to work independently to create your own drama, making informed artistic choices. We study  relevant and contemporary theatre, this includes regular visits to a variety of live performances.

We aim to promote independence, critical thinking and decision-making – all personal attributes that can help you stand out as you  progress through your education and into employment.

Entry requirements

The basic entry requirement for Level 3 courses in Wheatley Park Sixth Form is to complete 8 GCSEs or equivalent, including a minimum of grade 4 in five subjects which must include English and Mathematics.


Component 1: Performance Workshop 60%

You will create, develop and perform :

  1. An extract from a text your choice.
  2. A piece of theatre based on a reinterpretation of a second extract from a text from a different social, historical or cultural context using the techniques and working methods of either a theatre practitioner or theatre company.

You will also  produce  a creative log and an evaluation of the reinterpreted extract only.

Component 2: Text in Context, written examination 40%:

1 hour 30 minutes open book: A series of questions on one performance text including references to other work you have seen.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wheatley Park School directly.

Last updated date: 13 November 2017

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