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SUBJECT OVERVIEW


Students will develop a multitude of skills, including collaboration, communication and an understanding of how to amend and refine work in order to make a smooth transition to the next level of study.


Students will study one complete and substantial performance text and two key extracts from a second contrasting performance text. The texts must be studied to gain a practical understanding of drama.

Students will also participate in a minimum of two performances, one devised and one from a performance text, which has been studied as part of

the course.


ASSESSMENT


COMPONENT 1  - DEVISING

(40%  - Internally assessed and externally moderated)

Students devise a piece of theatre, which they then perform.
They will record the process in a portfolio.


This component deals with devising, which is an exciting and challenge opportunity to work collaboratively with others to explore a range of stimuli in order to create an original performance piece.


COMPONENT 2 - PERFORMANCE FROM TEXT

(20%  - Externally assessed by a visiting examiner)

Performance of two extracts from a text.

Understanding a performance text is fundamental to the subject, as this provides students with opportunities to explore plot, structure, narrative and stories from around the world and from different time periods.


COMPONENT 3 - THEATRE MAKERS IN PRACTICE

(40%  - Written exam)


Choice of one set text from eight. Must be explored practically.
Evaluation of a piece of live theatre they have seen.

Sec A: Questions on a set text
Sec B: Live Theatre Evaluation


This component focuses on the work of theatre makers and the theatrical choices that are made by crucial members of the creative and production team in order to communicate ideas to an audience.


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