Drama and Theatre

A-LEVEL DRAMA & THEATRE

Faculty: Creative & Technical
Subject: A-Level Drama and Theatre
Staff and Responsibility: Mr Keady, Head of Drama
Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel

Assessment Format

Component  1: Devising (40%)
This is an internally assessed unit. Students work as part of a group to create and perform an original piece of theatre based on an extract from a play and the work of a theatre practitioner.

Component 2: Text in Performance (20%)
This is an externally assessed unit which means your performance will be examined by a Drama Teacher chosen by the exam board. Students perform either a monologue or a duologue or they can opt to be assessed on technical support. Students must also take part in a group performance as either a performer or a designer.

Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice (40%)
This an externally assessed written exam lasting 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Subject Overview

The Drama and Theatre course provides students with the opportunity to explore, perform and analyse play texts, as individuals and as part of a group. On the course students will be encouraged to think creatively, communicate effectively and work as part of a team.

Students will be expected to conduct independent research, participate in performances and evaluate themselves and others. All of these skills are highly regarded by employers and universities.

The course will include, at least one theatre visit to analyse and evaluate the work of professionals.

Potential Career Options

A-Level Drama and Theatre is a well-established qualification for university entrance in many subject areas and is invaluable for careers in the arts. Almost every year we have students from Trinity go on to study Drama at university or Drama School which in turn has led to some of our former students becoming professional performers and teachers.

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