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Drama and Theatre Studies

Course Details
Dept - Performing Arts
Type of Qualifcation - AS / A2
Exam Board - AQA

Additional Entry Requirements -
6 at GCSE (Non Drama GCSE students will be considered)

Course Content
Component 1: Drama and Theatre

What´s assessed
• Knowledge & understanding of drama and theatre
• The study of two set plays
• Analysis & evaluation of the work of live theatre makers
How it´s assessed: Written exam: 3 hours. 40%

Component 2: Creating Original Drama

What´s assessed
• Process of creating devised drama
• Performance of devised drama
How it´s assessed: Working notebook & Devised performance, 30%

Component 3: Making theatre (practical)

What´s assessed
• Practical exploration and interpretation of play extracts & methodology of a prescribed practitioner
• A final assessed performance & reflective report; analysing and evaluating the-atrical interpretation of all three extracts
Assessment : Performance (20%) and reflective report (10%), 30%
Style of Assessment
Assessment as above
Whose kind of course?
Drama and Theatre Studies is an exploration of Theatre in all forms.
• You will study new styles and approaches
• Explore plays that are inspiring
• There will be many opportunities for performance & see live theatre productions
• You will have the opportunity to devise a completely original performance
Career Prospects
Whatever you choose to do next, AS and A Level Drama and Theatre Studies will equip you with the drive, confidence, skills and experience for a successful future. Students have gone on to Drama Schools to study Theatre Studies and Performing Arts at University, Acting, Directing, Technical Support, Digital Theatre.