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This is an A Level which comprises practical work, set plays, the study of theatre practitioners and work on live theatre productions. It requires a willingness to work as part of a team, good communication skills and an ability to think creatively. It is a challenging and demanding discipline both intellectually and artistically. It is an academic subject.
Content and Assessment Overview
Component 1: Devising (40 %) (Internally assessed)
Students devise an original performance piece using one key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as stimuli. They must produce a written portfolio of between 2500-3000 words and the devised performance/ design realisation.
Creating a devised performance, includes:
Component 2: Text in Performance (20%) (Externally assessed by visiting examiner)
Students present a group performance/ design realisation of one key extract from a performance text and a monologue or duologue performance from a key extract from a different performance text.
Taking part in two extract performances from two different texts, one a monologue or duologue and the other a group piece, includes:
Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice (40%) (Externally assessed)
Students will sit a 2 hour 30 minute exam. This will ask students to evaluate a live theatre performance they have seen, explain how they would realise an extract from a performance text they have studied and produce an extended answer on another performance text they have studied.
Practical exploration of a set text, including:
Re-imagining of a set text for a contemporary audience in light of a practitioner, including:
Analysing and evaluating a piece of live theatre, including:
English Language/Literature, Art, Music, Classics, Design and Technology, History, Religious Education.
Drama, Theatre and Performance, Law, Journalism, Commerce, Social Sciences, Communication/Personnel, Cultural Studies.