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Welcome to Davenant Sixth Form
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Students studying Drama and Theatre at A Level follow the Edexcel specification.  During the course the following topics are covered.


Year 12 Year 13

Introduction to A Level Drama and Theatre Skills

  • Scripted performance skills including some textual analysis of plays – performing and directing,
  • Devising from a selection of different stimuli,
  • Monologue/Duologue (mocks),
  • Exploration of drama techniques in rehearsal,
  • Exploration of various practitioners,
  • Exploration of Live theatre appreciation (mock)

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:

  1. A portfolio of evidence
  2. A devised performance in a group

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:

  1. A group performance based on a key extract from a published play
A monologue or duologue performance from a different published play.


For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website.


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