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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

Course description

AS Level

 

Component 1: Interpreting Drama

Written Exam; 1 hour 45 mins. (40% of AS Level)

·         Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre

·         Study of one set play from a choice of seven

·         Analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers

Component 2: Process and Performance (Practical)

Performance of Extract; Portfolio (60% of AS Level)

·         Practical exploration and theatrical interpretation of two extracts each taken from a different play

·         Portfolio evidencing interpretive process and analysis and evaluation of performance

·         In the practical component students may specialise in performing, lighting, sound, set, costume, puppets and/or directing.

 

A Level

 

Component 1: Drama and Theatre

Written Exam; 3 hours (40% of A Level)

·         Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre

·         Study of two set plays

·         Analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers

Component 2: Creating Original Drama (Practical)

Working Notebook; Devised Performance (30% of A Level)

·         Process of creating devised drama

·         Performance of devised drama (students may contribute as performer, designer or director)

Component 3: Making Theatre (Practical)

Performance of Extract; Reflective Report (30% of A Level)

·         Practical exploration and interpretation of three extracts each taken from a different play

Entry requirements

Grade C in GCSE English Language or Literature or Drama or some evidence of past commitment to Drama/Theatre either through school or as an outside interest.

Further information

This is a challenging subject both academically and practically. Candidates need to be committed and have a genuine enthusiasm for drama. There will be opportunities to visit the theatre throughout the course and also to work with professional actors.

 

Drama and Theatre is an exciting AS and A Level option. The course is well respected by universities for courses in the Arts subjects. We have also had students go onto study science degrees and Medicine. The course combines academic study with a wide range of interpersonal skills. Students are asked to demonstrate teamwork, initiative, resourcefulness and presentational skills which build self-confidence and an ability to communicate effectively. These are skills that will make you highly employable!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clitheroe Royal Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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