“All The World’s a Stage, and all the men and women merely players…. They each have their exits and entrances..”
– William Shakespeare
A-Level Drama and Theatre is an exciting, demanding and thought provoking acting and directing course that suits creative people who want to develop social and emotional expertise, close analysis, empathy and concise written skills in an Artsmark Gold rigorous environment where we seek to understand the styles of practitioners and demonstrate our understanding of them in both practical and written situations whilst providing many opportunities through our 2 performances a year at The Alnwick Playhouse.
Drama & Theatre- a unit that requires the study and analysis of 2 theatre play texts in full and also analysis of live theatre seen during the course. (40% of course)
Creating Original Drama- Create and perform practically and produce a 3000 word analysis of a devising piece of theatre influenced by a practitioner. (30%)
Making Theatre- Studying 3 play texts and considering performances influenced by a practioner with 1 extract being being performed for a visiting AQA examiner and the production of a 3000 word essay. (30%)
Creating Original Drama- Performance of a devised piece of drama and a reflective report of 3000 words showing understanding of how a practioner has influenced the writing, workshopping and performance of the piece. Internally assessed and externally moderated.
Making Theatre- Performance of 1 extract of a scripted play having analysed 3 plays in total. Show how a practioner has influenced the work through a 3000 word essay. Externally assessed by AQA
‘An Actor Prepares’- Stanislavski
‘A Director’s Handbook’ Katie Mitchell
‘An Experiment with an Airpump’- Shelagh Stephenson
‘Hedda Gabler’- Henrick Ibsen
‘Our Country’s Good’ Timberlake Wertenbaker
Other texts to purchase will depend on cohort interest for Yr 13 and more detail will be available through the class teacher teacher.
Mrs S. Price
Mrs R. Bush