LINEAR A-LEVEL COURSE CONTENT

Component 1 (40%): Devise a play with your group which you perform to a live audience. You will write a portfolio linked to these performances.

Component 2 (20%): Group Performance of one key extract of a play, as well as a monologue or duologue.

Component 3 (40%): A written exam where you will respond to a live piece of theatre that you have seen and how you will bring performances from page to stage.

WHERE DO I GO TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION?

Head of Drama: Mrs J Spokes (j.spokes@finhampark.co.uk)

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO THIS COURSE?

GCSE 5 grades 9-4 and you will need a grade 5 or higher in GCSE English and a grade 5 or higher in GCSE Drama.

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS SUBJECT?

We are living in a world of communication. You will not only become an expert of communication but also learn to read the behaviour of others, develop superb vocal control and boost your confidence.
You will have the opportunity to analyse the work of playwrights over the ages and devise your own plays to raise questions about the world we live in.

IS THERE ANY COURSEWORK OR CONTROLLED ASSESSMENTS?

Yes, you will write portfolios about the plays studied and about the performances you create.

WHAT SKILLS WILL I DEVELOP?

You will develop A-Level equivalent English written skills- through focused, analytical essays. You’ll become an expert of oral communication through presentations and performances.
Your collaboration skills and creativity will grow until they become your greatest attribute in future interviews.

WHAT MIGHT STUDYING THIS COURSE LEAD TO?

The communication skills gained at A Level Theatre Studies opens the door to any profession that involves meeting new people and making presentations. Drama graduates often move on to
Education, Law, Entertainment (Television), Sales, Personnel Managers, Social Workers, Journalists, Marketing Managers, Team leaders and of course Actors.