Students studying Drama and Theatre at A Level follow the Edexcel specification. During the course the following topics are covered.
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Introduction to A Level Drama and Theatre Skills
Component 1: Devising (40% of qualification)
Students will create an original performance piece using one key extract from a play and a theatre practitioner as a stimulus.
There are 2 parts to the assessment:
Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice
Written Examination: 2 hours 30 minutes (40% of qualification)
There will be 2 set texts studied (from a list set by the exam board) and a Live Theatre performance will need to be seen to complete an evaluation.
Section A: Live theatre evaluation
Section B: Realising a Performance Text (1 of the set plays) Answers as a performer or designer.
Section C: Interpreting a Performance Text (the 2nd set play) A re-imagined performance concept with the influence of a practitioner
Component 2: Text in Performance (20% of qualification)
This will be an externally assessed performance seen by a visiting examiner. This is split into 2 sections:
For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website.
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