Theatre Studies

Key Staff:  Miss. Toland

                     Theatre Studies

Entry Requirements:   4-5 grade or higher for Drama and English

 

Is this a new two year linear Subject?  Yes

 

Key Points About The Course

  • Theatre studies is a linear course, students can choose to complete either the AS, over 1 year or a-level over 2 years.
  • You cover 2 components for the AS qualification.
  • Component 1 AS - Exploration and Performance, this unit counts for 60%. In this unit students will study a play in a practical way. There are three parts to this assessment:
    • A portfolio documenting practical exploration of the play.
    • A group performance
    • A monologue performance
  • Component 2 AS – Theatre makers in practice exam, this unit counts for 40%. This is a 1 hour 45 minute exam, which will cover 2 sections.
  • Section A – Live theatre evaluation, students will go to watch a live theatre performance and then write a review on it.
  • Section B – From page to stage, students will study a play in lessons and then answer 2 questions, 1 as a performer and 1 as a designer.
  • You cover 3 components for the a-level qualification
  • Component 1 – Devising, this unit counts for 40%. In this unit, students will study a play and then devise an original piece of theatre using the play as a stimulus.

There are 2 parts to this component:

  • A portfolio documenting the process
  • The devised performance
  • Component 2 – Text in performance, this unit counts for 20%. A group performance and a monologue performance. Both assessed by a visiting examiner.
  • Component 3 – Theatre Makers in Practice exam, this unit counts for 40%.

This is a 1 hour 45 minute exam, which will cover 2 sections.

  • Section A – Live theatre evaluation, students will go to watch a live theatre performance and then write a review on it.
  • Section B – From page to stage, students will study a play in lessons and then answer 2 questions, 1 as a performer and 1 as a designer.
  • Section C – Interpreting a Performance Text, students will study a text and then answer a question from the point of view of a director.
  • You need to be hard working, committed and enjoy studying plays and completing written work to do well on the theatre studies course.