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Theatre Studies Level 3 at Hilbre High Humanities College

Course description

In AS Theatre Studies Unit 1 you will study two contrasting play scripts. You will explore these plays through practical work and will create a portfolio that supports your knowledge of each play. You will also study theatre practitioners and use their rehearsal and performance techniques to develop an understanding of different theatre styles. In Unit 2 you will be assessed on your practical work by an external examiner. The first part of this exam will be a performance of a complete scripted play that you will perform in a group which your teachers will direct. You will also perform a monologue or duologue from a scripted play for the external examiner. Alternatively, you may opt for a theatre design element. You will also be assessed in the performance of a monologue written by a different playwright. In the A2 year Unit 3 you will work in a group and create your own play. Practical work and a supporting portfolio will be marked by your teachers. You will then sit a written exam in your final unit which will be based on the study of a set play and a live review of a Shakespeare play.

Course content

In AS Theatre Studies Unit 1 you will study two contrasting play scripts. You will explore these plays through practical work and will create a portfolio that supports your knowledge of each play. You will also study theatre practitioners and use their rehearsal and performance techniques to develop an understanding of different theatre styles. In Unit 2 you will be assessed on your practical work by an external examiner. The first part of this exam will be a performance of a complete scripted play that you will perform in a group which your teachers will direct. You will also perform a monologue or duologue from a scripted play for the external examiner. Alternatively, you may opt for a theatre design element. You will also be assessed in the performance of a monologue written by a different playwright. In the A2 year Unit 3 you will work in a group and create your own play. Practical work and a supporting portfolio will be marked by your teachers. You will then sit a written exam in your final unit which will be based on the study of a set play and a live review of a Shakespeare play.

Entry requirements

A GCSE in Drama Grade B or above is required for this course. Students who have not taken Drama GCSE may still be considered if they have a B or above in English GCSE and some experience of Drama outside of school.

Assessment

Unit 1 Teacher assessment – practical work and controlled test Unit 2 External examiner – practical work Unit 3 Teacher assessment – practical work and controlled test Unit 4 External exam – written examination.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hilbre High Humanities College directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2015
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