There are three main performances during the course; a directed role in a play, a monologue or duologue and a group-devised piece of theatre. Students usually choose to act but it is possible to complete units as a designer.
The A Level Drama qualification has three assessed components:
Component 1: 40% Devising - students will devise a performance based on an extract from a performance text and an influential theatre practitioner.
Component 2: 20% Text in Performance – includes both an extract from prescribed plays and a monologue or duologue.
Component 3: 40% Theatre Makers in Practice - this is a written examination and includes reviewing a live theatre performance and writing about contrasting texts as both a performer and director.
General entry requirements : Grade 4 in English Language and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at grade 4 or above is the minimum requirement to enter Hillview Sixth Form.
SUBJECT SPECIFIC ENTRY CRITERIA:
Students will need to have achieved the subject-specific entry requirements, which for Drama is a Grade 5 or above in GCSE Drama with an APS of 4.25 or above.
There are many university or drama school courses available. Students taking A Level Drama develop the skills to progress into performing, stage management, journalism, teaching, law and the caring professions. Theatre studies improve students’ confidence, communication and presentation skills which are vital for success in many careers.