Drama and Theatre - A Level (Edexcel)

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Start Date: 05 September 2022
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Duration: 2 Years
Level: Level 3
Location: Sixth Form College, Angel

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ABOUT THE COURSE

A Level Drama and Theatre will give you analytical and performance skills, exploring a wide range of text sand the work of established practitioners, whilst considering how the history of theatre has shaped contemporary styles and form. You will take part in a variety of assessments and develop a wide range of skills in both performance and academic analysis, with theatre trips to support your study and immerse you in the industry.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Topics covered can include:

  • Devised theatre
  • Text in performance
  • Theatre makers in practice

You will study and perform up to six different texts from a variety of time periods, styles and sources as well as learn how production values and design elements are used to communicate to an audience.

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language
  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE Drama - if you did not study GCSE Drama but have extensive experience, this will be considered
  • Three further GCSEs at grade 4 or above

If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

There are a variety of different forms of assessment, including three performance exams over the two years and one summative written exam at the end of the second year.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

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Sixth Form College
Angel
283-309 Goswell Road
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N4 2DG
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