Drama and Theatre Studies AS LevelCirencester College
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- A Level
Drama and Theatre Studies AS Level
A challenging and exciting course that analyses and explores a range of performance, design and directing practices in order to create and critique live theatre.
What does the course involve?
You will be responsible for selecting, casting, rehearsing and performing an extract from a published play in groups. You will be able to choose what contribution you make to that production, eg. director, actor, design or technical. You will explore the work of one important practitioner or company, and link it to your own practice as a performer or director. You will develop your understanding of plays in performance by watching and discussing a range of live performances. You will explore one play in depth, from the perspective of a director, actor or designer.
What will I study?
30% of AS grade: At least 4 productions seen and analysed during the course, assessed via a written exam (DRAM 1 Section A).
30% of AS grade: One set text explored in class and assessed via a written exam (DRAM 1 Section B).
40% of AS grade: A practical performance of an extract from a published play. This project is assessed via an examination performance and a submission of a piece of coursework (DRAM 2).
How is the course assessed?
- Examination at the end of the course
What will it lead to?
As well as the vast range of careers in the Performing Arts and Media industries such as acting, directing, stage management, technical theatre, film and TV production etc. This course also equips you with communication skills, creativity and teamwork such as teaching, marketing, advertising, law, business management and sales. has a good academic reputation.
What other costs are there?
Band B (£50 - £150)
Frequently Asked Questions
How practical is this subject? I've heard it's all theory.
Much of this subject is taught practically. Between September and December, the lessons offer you the opportunity to apply the theory you have learnt to practical exploration of text and theatrical style. Between January and March you will rehearse your scripted extract, culminating in a live public performance. The last 6 weeks of the course will involve intensive revision in preparation for the summer DRAM 1 paper.
Will we see lots of live performances?
You will see at least 4 performances by professional companies in the Sundial Theatre, and possibly others in different venues. You will use some of the ideas to stimulate your own practical work for DRAM 2.
Exam Board = AQA
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You will need grade C in FIVE of the following (inc. short GCSEs) : English Language or Literature/Humanities (History,Geography,RS,Sociology,Psychology)/Business/Science (Core and Additional OR triple)/Maths/Foreign Language - If that does not include GCSE English Language, you must take this course at college and achieve a C to progress to A2.
You must achieve a grade C in any GCSE taken which is directly related to this AS level unless a higher grade is specified.