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SUBJECT OVERVIEW


In Key Stage 5 we offer Edexcel A level Drama.


Theatre is a collaborative art form and it is important that students have a clear
understanding of how different creative ideas are put into practice. This component requires students to consider, analyse and evaluate how different theatre makers create impact.


Students will develop their creative and exploratory skills to devise an original performance. They will develop and demonstrate theatre-making skills, appropriate to their role as a performer or designer. They will explore how they realise artistic intentions in performance.  Alongside this students will critically analyse and evaluate their experience of live performance. As an informed member of the audience they will deconstruct theatrical elements which will help inform their own production choices and develop their own ideas as potential theatre makers.


ASSESSMENT


EXPLORATION AND PERFORMANCE

(60% - Internally assessed and externally moderated)


Students will explore a performance text in light of a practitioner and record this in a portfolio.


Perform an extract from this text and perform a mono/duo from a different text.


THEATRE MAKERS IN PRACTICE

(40% - Written exam 1 hour 45 minutes)


Sec A: Live Theatre Evaluations

Sec B: Questions on a Set Text


Choice of one set text from six – set text to be explored practically and written about.


Evaluation of a piece of live theatre they have seen.


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.


TEXT IN PERFORMANCE

(20% - Externally assessed by a visiting examiner)


Group performance from a performance text and perform a mono/duo from a different text


THEATRE MAKERS IN PRACTICE

(40% - Written Exam 2 hours 30 minutes)


Sec A: Live Theatre Evaluation

Sec B: Questions on a set text

Sec C: Director’s interpretation


Choice of one set text from six – set text to be explored practically and written about.


Choice of one set text from six – set text to be interpreted as a director.


Evaluation of a piece of live theatre they have seen.


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