Drama & Theatre Studies

Minimum entry criteria

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Drama and 6 in English Language and 6 in English Literature

May be accepted on the course: 6 in Drama and 6 in English Language and 6 in English Literature

Board

AQA

Outline of the Course 

Component 1: Drama and theatre

• Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre

• Study of two set plays, one chosen from List A, one chosen from List B

• Analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers

Component 2: Creating original drama (practical)

• Process of creating devised drama

• Performance of devised drama (students may contribute as performer, designer or director)

Devised piece must be influenced by the work and methodologies of one prescribed practitioner

This component is marked by teachers and moderated by AQA.

Component 3: Making theatre (practical)

• Practical exploration and interpretation of three extracts, each taken from a different play.

Methodology of a prescribed practitioner must be applied to Extract 3. Extract 3 is to be performed as a final assessed piece (students may contribute as performer, designer or director)

• Reflective report analysing and evaluating theatrical interpretation of all three extracts. This component is marked by AQA.

 

 

Unit

Type of assessment

Duration

Weighting

 

 

 

 

 

1

Questions

• Section A: one question (from a choice) on one of the set plays from List A (25 marks)

• Section B: one two part question on a given extract from one of the set plays from List B (25 marks) • Section C: one question on the work of theatre makers in a single live theatre production (30 marks)

 

3hours

80 marks

40%

2

Component 2: Creating original drama (practical)

How it's assessed

• Working notebook (40 marks)

• Devised performance (20 marks

 

60 marks

30%

3

Component 3: Making theatre (practical)

How it's assessed

• Performance of Extract 3 (40 marks)

• Reflective report (20 marks)

 

60 marks

30%