Do you have an interest in how plays are brought to life in performance? Do you enjoy performing, designing and watching theatre?
Theatre has been a part of human life for thousands of years. In following this course you will gain a deeper understanding of how theatre works.
You will have the opportunities to be a performer, designer and an active audience member. This course allows you to develop both acting and design skills.
Devising 40%. Internally assessed externally moderated
Creating a devised performance, including:
Text in Performance 20%. Assessed by Visiting Examiner
Taking part in two extract performance from two different texts, one a monologue or duologue and the other a group piece (free choice of texts), including:
Theatre Makers in Practice 40%. Written exam 2 hours 30 minutes
Practical exploration of a set text, including:
Re-imagining of a set text for a contemporary audience in light of a practitioner, including:
The classes will be taught through a mixture of practical workshops, rehearsals and classroom study.
Lessons at the start of Year 12 will develop your physical and vocal skills, and your understanding of how to communicate meaning to an audience. You will learn creative skills in how to create ideas and devise drama, exploring a range of different styles through the study of a variety of practitioners.
You will be expected to work much more independently across all units than you have at GCSE. You will be expected to independently explore themes and ideas, and bring your research and concepts to the group, to further develop into a dramatic performance using an ensemble approach to theatre.
In the classroom, we draw on your practical experience and knowledge to help you understand how drama is communicated:
Many universities offer courses linked to this A level. Theatre Studies is the most obvious, but the wide-reaching benefits of the subject make it a highly desirable A level for many other courses. Pathways include; working in the performance industry, in media, such as radio, television, journalism, or any communications based courses.
The Blue Coat Sixth Form is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust
Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is www.cranmereducationtrust.com and the phone number 0161 785 5082.