Drama & Theatre Studies – A Levels
Component 1: Devising (40%), performance and portfolio. Component 2: Text in Performance (20%), performance and portfolio.Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice (40%), 2hrs 30 mins written examination
Exam Board: PEARSON
Overview:The Drama A Level is a practical and creative course that challenges students to develop their performance ability and their understanding of theatre and its purpose. It also allows students to create original pieces of drama, to have the vision of a director, and to record and reflect on their creative journeys and destinations in an analytical and insightful manner. The A Level is assessed across three components. Component 1 is ‘Devising’, this is where students will use their innovation and communication skills to create original pieces of drama. They will be internally assess as a devisor and performer. Component 2 is ‘Text in Performance’, this is where students will develop their acting skills as they rehearse and perform a small cast play and monologue. This component is externally assessed by a visiting examiner. Component 3 is ‘Theatre Makers in Practice’, this is a written examination where students will critically review a live performance, and write as a director conveying their intentions and methods of bringing two set texts to life on the stage. All teaching staff in the Drama department have worked in the industry and provide a realistic learning experience in addition you will be learn through Professional Practice, Master Classes and visiting industry professionals and theatre trips.
College entry requirements (must have a 4 in English Language)
No additional costs
Studying Drama at A Level serves as an excellent platform to move on to a Higher Education course in the Creative Arts. Many Universities nationwide offer Theatre courses that can lead into various arts based careers such as Acting, Directing, Producing, Arts Management, Marketing, and Teaching. This highly creative and interactive course also offers students the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as communication, public speaking, critical thinking and more
The course demands practical, creative and communication skills in almost equal measure. You will extend your ability to create drama and theatre, either in a performing or production role.You will also be required to write about drama and to develop your powers of analysis to become an informed critic. The course will involve taking part in drama productions, as well as studying plays, drama practitioners and playwrights.