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!
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.
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
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.
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.