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A2 Level : Drama and Theatre Studies

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code A2/Drama
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

A drama qualification provides an excellent grounding for life and for study in any discipline. It develops your confidence and creativity as well as acting skills, helping you to become a well rounded person with excellent workplace skills and well prepared  

for a huge variety of degrees including Drama and Theatre!  


Details

Theatre Workshop
Candidates will either act in a group or contribute to their chosen technical skill to create a reinterpretation of a published text. They will base their idea on the working methods of one practitioner or theatre company. This is performed in front of a live audience.
Text in Action
Candidates will either act in a group or contribute to their chosen technical skill to a performance from a set text and a devised piece based on the working methods of two opposing practitioners. This is performed in front of a live audience.
Text in Performance
 Candidates will study 3 contrasting plays from the perspective of an actor, designer and director.

How will it be delivered?

Component 1: One performance or design project   

                            Internally marked 20%

                            Plus a creative log of performance and design ideas

Component 2: Two performances or design projects

                            Externally assessed 40%

                            Plus a process and evaluation report of the performances

Component 3: 2 hour 30 minute written examination

                        Externally Marked 40%

Exam Board: Eduqas


Entry requirements

5 Grade 4’s and above to include grade 4 in Drama if taken. Unit 1 is intended to enable all students to reach the same standard, so there is no need to have studied Drama at GCSE in order to start this Course, however you do need to be ready to try new challenges. 

Your next steps...

You could take this course with other advanced level courses, which could be related to the performing arts, to prepare for higher education in the arts or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to the performing arts such as working in the Film, Television or Theatre industries. You may also like to look at joining a theatre group to increase your drama and theatre experience. The course offers a distinct subject content which provides you with the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers from lots of industries are looking for.

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