AS Level Drama and Theatre Studies

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AS Level Drama and Theatre Studies

Chichester College
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The emphasis of this subject is on making and understanding theatre. You will explore theatre from an actor’s perspective as well as those of the director and designer through practical text work, improvisation and discussion. You will look at plays in their historical and theatrical context, and examine the role of theatre in today’s society. Five Reasons to Study this Course at Chichester 1. Outstanding OFSTED inspection for Performing Arts 2. Excellent support from subject lecturers 3. High success rate 4. Variety of enrichment activities 5. Technical support in costume, sound and lights What will I Study? This course consists of two units, unit 1 is an internally assessed performance and…

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The emphasis of this subject is on making and understanding theatre. You will explore theatre from an actor’s perspective as well as those of the director and designer through practical text work, improvisation and discussion. You will look at plays in their historical and theatrical context, and examine the role of theatre in today’s society. Five Reasons to Study this Course at Chichester 1. Outstanding OFSTED inspection for Performing Arts 2. Excellent support from subject lecturers 3. High success rate 4. Variety of enrichment activities 5. Technical support in costume, sound and lights What will I Study? This course consists of two units, unit 1 is an internally assessed performance and unit 2 is assessed by an externally set written exam. Unit 1 Performance Workshop - This unit provides you with opportunities to perform in small groups from a set text and create a devised piece. You will base your performances on the work of two theatre practitioners. Unit 2 Text in Performance - In this written examination (2hrs) candidates will answer three questions:• One Pre-1900 set text • One post-1900 set text • Live theatre review How will I be Taught? The course will consist of practical workshops and theoretical lessons. You will rehearse and present your practical performances in class ; work on group projects and presentations relating to your set texts and participate in discussion and acting activities throughout the year. How will I be Assessed? Unit 1 is an internally assessed performance Unit 2 is assessed by an externally set written exam lasting 2 hours. Throughout the course you will be given research assignments, exam papers and relevent activities to your area of study. What our students say? "You learn alot through A level drama in terms of your performance skills and how to look at scripts in different ways. It is so much fun and very beneficial but you have to be prepared to put the work in in order to be successful on this course...definitely the best A level subject! "
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