|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level Drama and Theatre||Performing Arts||A-level (17/18)||EDEXCEL|
GCSE English Language OR Literature at Grade 6 (B)
Students do not need to have taken Drama at GCSE (although it does help) but do need to have an active interest in the theatre, both as performers and as audience. The course includes the study of three contrasting performance texts through analysis and performance - two chosen by the school (Component 1) and one by the exam board (Component 2). Students will also be expected to experience at least one professional production as part of the course, whether by joining one of several school theatre trips or organising a visit to a theatre themselves.
Students are also expected to take an active role in the busy life of the school, further enhancing their appreciation of the theatre and gaining responsibility. The Performing Arts Faculty is very active, with an annual whole-school musical production at The Coro , a Primary Schools’ Pantomime, written and directed by the VIth Form, workshop performances, lower school drama clubs that students can assist with and also have the opportunity to be paid to help run our Primary Drama Club.
AS units in Year 12 % of AS
Component 1: Exploration & Performance 60% (coursework)
· A group performance or of one key extract from a performance text
· A monologue or duologue performance from one key extract from a different text
· 2500 word portfolio exploration of one key extract and practitioner with an analysis and evaluation of process
Component 2: Theatre Makers in Practice 40% (1.45 hour written exam)
· Part A - ‘Evaluation’: extended response question. Analyse and evaluate a live performance that has been seen during the course (notes allowed)
· Part B - ‘From Page To Stage’. A written account of how to interpret and realise an extract from a chosen text both as a performer and a designer
Career opportunities for students who study A-level Drama and Theatre Studies include: Arts/theatre administration, arts journalism, director, actor, designer, playwright, stage management, theatre management, theatrical agent, technician, broadcasting, media presenting, education, drama therapy and scriptwriting.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900