Huish Sixth

Drama and Theatre

“The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real” Victor Hugo


This is a dynamic, exciting and rigorous course that will engage students through
encouraging creativity.
It focuses on practical work which reflects twenty-first century theatre practice, and
develops skills that will support progression to further study of Drama and a wide
range of other subjects.
It is assessed through both practical and written examinations and coursework.
The course has a clear and coherent structure.

Course Content and Assesment
There are three components:

  • One that focuses on devising
  • One that focuses on performing or designing skills
  • One that focuses on practical exploration of texts to
  • interpret them for performance.

The course is embedded with a practical ethos, and this is
sacrosanct to the course structure and delivery.

Component 1: Devising 40% of the A Level.
• Devise an original performance piece based on an extract
from a Play, using the principles of a theatre practitioner.
* The component is assessed through the following
1: 3,000 word portfolio of analysis and exploration.
2: Performance to a live audience.

Component 2: Text in performance, 20% of the A Level.
1: A group performance/design realisation of one key
extract from a performance text.
2: A monologue or duologue performance/design
realisation from one key extract from a different
performance text.

Component 3: Theatre makers in practice, 40% of
the A Level
2 hours 30 mins written examination.
Section A: Live Theatre Evaluation.
Section B: Page to Stage: Realising a Performance
Section C: Interpreting a Performance Text.

Entry Requirements:
Five grade A*-C GCSE or above including Drama at
GCSE. Special discompensation can be made for
those students who have not taken GCSE Drama.

Next Steps:
Progression to Higher Education to take specialist
Drama and Theatre courses or as part of entry
requirements to other subjects. It is also a useful
qualification for candidates who would like to
pursue a career that involves Law, Business and
media related professions.
We also help pupils with extensive preparation for
entry into Rose Bruford, Central School of Speech
and Drama and Guildhall.

Mr K Horwood

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