What do I need to study the course? To achieve well at A level a B grade at GCSE is desirable, however we accept students, who are willing to work hard, with a grade C or above for the course. It is recommended that you should have developed a level of practical and critical awareness of drama and theatre. You do not need to be a good actor to do well, you can choose a technical skill such as lighting or sound design for your practical assessment. The most important qualities you need are enthusiasm, commitment and the ability to work hard under pressure. What does the course involve? In Year 12 (Unit 1): Devise an original performance piece using one key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as stimuli. Within this unit there is a theoretical aspect in the form of a portfolio which documents the devising process and a final practical performance exam. In Year 13 (Units 2 & 3): (Unit 2) A group performance from a text, and a monologue or duologue from a different text. (Unit 3) This unit requires you to see Live Theatre and critically evaluate it, you will also have to practically explore a text and decide how you would direct it. You will then sit a final written exam in which you will write about the play you have seen, and write about the play you directed. What next? Drama and Theatre Studies develops skills for work requiring a high level of confidence, presentation, self-awareness and working with others. It will also provide you with the opportunity to be creative and express yourself in an alternative way to more theory based subjects. Previous students have found careers in Advertising, Design, Recruitment, Human Resources, the Police Force, Radio, Television, Teaching and Theatre.
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Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange C of E Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 275 7877 Fax: 0113 275 4794 info@abbeygrangeacademy.co.uk Company No.: 07705552