Sir William Perkins's School Sixth Form Prospectus - Other - Page 26
Exam Board: AQA
- Regular theatre trips.
- Workshop participation
(Frantic, Assembley, Trestle, RSC).
Our Drama & Theatre A level is designed to encourage students to develop and apply an informed, analytical framework for
making, performing, interpreting and understanding drama and theatre. Students will develop an understanding and
appreciation of how social, cultural and historical contexts of performance texts have influenced the development of
drama and theatre; as well as the creativity and independence required to become effective theatre makers. They will
learn to analyse and evaluate their own work and that of others.
Theatre studies is for students who have an enthusiasm for Drama, from the Greeks to contemporary theatre; the ability
and willingness to work independently, experimentally and co-operatively with others.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Component 1: Drama and Theatre The study of two set plays and the analysis and evaluation of the work of live
Component 2: Creating Original Drama (Practical) This is a practical component in which students create and
develop ideas to make a piece of live theatre. They can contribute as performer, director or designer.
Component 3. Making Theatre (Practical) Students explore three extracts, taken from different plays. The third extract is
to have the methodology of a prescribed practitioner applied and performed as an assessed piece.
UNIVERSITY / CAREERS
This course enables students to pursue a career in the creative industries, and is hugely beneficial to any student who
wishes to study set texts and live theatre to develop their powers of analysis and written expression. The practical
component of the course develops confidence, the willingness to experiment and independence of thought.
Grade 6 CSE Drama or grade 6 English Language.
Set texts and live theatre review. Written
Component 2 NEA
Creation and performance of student’s own piece
of theatre, plus working portfolio. (Students can
work as performer, director or designer.)
Component 3 NEA
Performance of a scripted piece of work plus
reflective report. (Students can work as
performer, director or designer.)