Drama - The Christ's School - Richmond -

Drama

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

“If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give—the ability to influence. There is no more captive audience than that of the theatre”

The theatre of today has a classical history and a contemporary practice that is alive and thriving.  It is a unique blend of sharpness of thinking, social comment and artistic interpretation. Building on the philosophy of the GCSE Syllabus, the emphasis is on Drama and Theatre Studies A Level as a practical, intellectual and artistic subject. Students examine the use of theatrical forms and genre in relation to the exploration and performance of plays. Students develop an interest and enjoyment of Drama and theatre as a participant and informed members of an audience fostering a critical appreciation of the subject. The students experience a range of opportunities to develop a variety of dramatic and theatrical skills.

Drama A Level is taught be a dedicated subject leader, Ms Harries.

The Curriculum

Drama and Theatre Studies follows the A Level AQA curriculum.

Component One - Devising

  • Devise an original performance piece
  • Use one key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as stimuli. Performer or designer routes available

Component 2 – Text in Performance

  • A group performance of one key extract from a performance text
  • A monologue or duologue from one key extract from a different performance text

Component 3 – Theatre Makers Practise

  • A theatre evaluation
  • Exploration of theatre text
  • Interpretation of theatre text

Assessment

Component 1 – Devising 40%

Internally assessed via devised performance and written portfolio

Externally moderated

Component 2 – Text in Performance 20%

Externally assessed by visiting examiner

Component 3 – Theatre Makers Practise 40%

Written exam

ENRICHMENT & EXTRA-CURRICULAR

Theatre visits, workshops, master classes, residential and opportunities for student led productions.

LIFE AFTER CHRIST'S

Drama is an ideal qualification for anyone intending to study an arts-based qualification at degree level.  Drama is considered as an excellent choice for developing analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Drama branches into numerous career opportunities; the arts, theatre, television, teaching, journalism, business, psychology, media, law, theology or the world of academia.

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