Drama & Theatre A Level
|Mode of study||Academic A Level|
|Campus||English Bridge Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||DRA-AL (2325)|
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language.
What does the course involve?
This exciting course offers opportunities to learn about all aspects of the dramatic arts. We offer a practical, engaging, and creative course where you will examine the work of drama practitioners, explore drama as a practical art form, and work independently to create your own performances. The course is run by dedicated and experienced teaching staff who will help you to gain new skills and knowledge in the dramatic arts.
You will be given a thorough grounding in the basics of performing and experience the innovative styles of playwrights, directors, actors, and companies. You will develop and demonstrate a range of theatre-making skills and experience a range of opportunities to create theatre, both published text-based and devised work.
Three are three components: the first two components are practical and component three is a written exam on three set texts.
For component one, you will reinterpret a script and perform it internally alongside a written creative log. Homework across both years will be researching specific practitioners, exam-based questions on the set texts, writing scripts and learning lines.
In the second year, for component two you will work on a devised and a scripted piece to perform to an external examiner. You will also complete an evaluative report.
How is the course assessed?
40% Exam and 60% Coursework (based on performance-related work).
Typically, over 80% of SCG students progress to higher education, of whom 75% choose degree courses related to the performing arts. This course is an excellent step towards a career in the performance industry, showing that a student is confident, self-disciplined and can work in a team.
You will have the opportunity to be part of MaDA (Music & Dramatic Arts) - an exciting programme of music and drama activities working with like-minded creative students and attend performances of some of the course's set texts. The New York trip includes a Broadway stage workshop and visiting iconic locations including NBC Studios to consider the realities of a career in show business.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional two or three subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative vocational programme of study via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Level Drama & Theatre (Law, English Combined)
Previous Institution: Shrewsbury Academy
I didn’t have a lot of confidence at school, but I took the opportunity of a new environment and new peers to study Drama & Theatre. The teachers are brilliant and really make you feel comfortable. I will be going on to do a Law degree, but the confidence I have gained in Drama & Theatre has helped me pursue this path.
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