Drama & Theatre Studies

A LEVEL AQA Exam BOARD

A-level Drama and Theatre offers students the opportunity to explore drama as a practical art form, in which ideas and meaning are communicated to an audience through choices of form, style and convention.
The course inspires students to become independent theatre makers. The course explores a range of texts through practical performance and the theoretical analysis of drama.
 

Curriculum

Year 1
Autumn 1: An Introduction to Drama
Autumn 2 to Spring 2: Component 1 – A Servant to Two Masters and Our Country’s Good
Summer 1 and 2: Component 2 – Creating Original Drama
Students will devise, rehearse and perform an original piece of theatre in front of an audience. As part of the project they will study a key practitioner who will influence their work. They will also create a working notebook documenting their creative process.
 
Year 2
Autumn 1: Creating Original Drama - continued.
Autumn 2 to Spring 1: Component 3 – Making Theatre
The students practically explore three extracts from different plays. The extracts will be explored through a series of teacher-led workshops. The students will then formally present one of these extracts to an audience and examiner. They will be required to produce a reflective report in which they analyse their theatrical interpretation of the extracts.
Summer 1 and 2: Revision
 

Assessment

On going practical and written assessment tasks:
Component 1:
3 hour written exam worth 80 marks (40% of A Level)
Component 2:
Creating Original Drama (30% of A Level):
Working notebook 40 marks;
Devised Performance 20 marks.
Component 3:
Making Theatre (30% of A Level):
Performance of an Extract 40 marks ;
Reflective Report 20 marks.
 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Mr T Daley: tdaley.312@lgflmail.org (HOF)
Ms M Pennell: mpennell.312@lgflmail.org (HOD)