Drama and Theatre
This subject is ideal for you if you have an avid interest in performing or theatre design. You should have a passion for attending live theatre, as well as practically exploring drama and theatre. You will develop your understanding and knowledge of relationships, politics, the past, the future, culture, people, power and society. You will have the opportunity to explore the theoretical elements of drama, theatre and theatrical convention, genre, form, structure and practitioners.
Students are expected to have achieved at least a grade 5 in GCSE Drama, if taken, or a similar subject.
Learning & Assessment
Modules / Topics
Component 1: Devising
Using one key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as stimuli students will devise an original performance piece. Performer or designer routes available.
Component 2: Text in Performance
Students will produce a group performance of one key extract from a performance text and a monologue or duologue performance from one key extract from a different performance text.
Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice
Section A: Live Theatre Evaluation - an exploration and evaluation of live theatre seen by students.
Section B: Page to Stage: Realising a Performance Text - practical exploration and study of a complete performance text, focusing on how this can be realised for performance.
Section C: Interpreting a Performance Text - practical exploration and interpretation of a complete performance text, focusing on a chosen theatre practitioner and how the text could be reimagined for a contemporary audience.
Trips / Visits / Enrichment
Students will regularly visit local theatres to see live performances.
You will be assessed through written coursework, as well as practical and design performance work and a written examination based on extracts from the two set texts, as well as the evaluation of one of the productions attended over the two years.
Component 1: A portfolio and devised performance
Component 2: Group performance and monologue or duologue
Component 3: Written Exam - 2 hours 30 minutes