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AS Theatre Studies

Course Accreditation: AS LEVEL THEATRE STUDIES                           

 

Examining Board: Edexcel


Method of Assessment:

Teacher, External Examiner, Exam.

 

Course Content
The course demands practical, creative and communication skills in almost equal measure. 
You will extend your ability to create drama and theatre, either in a performing or production 
role. You will also be required to write about drama and to develop your powers of analysis 
to become an informed critic. The course will involve taking part in drama productions, as 
well as studying plays and playwrights, theatre styles and the history of theatre worldwide.

 

Lesson Style
Combination of practical performance workshops and theory lessons which are designed to 
consolidate learning. Students are expected to have a mature approach to individual and 
group rehearsal time. Students should be independent and proactive when necessary.

Very flexible and variable – study lessons and own rehearsal periods.

 

Time Allocation: 8 hours per fortnight plus external rehearsal time

 

Private Study Requirement
Wider reading, research and rehearsals. 2 hours of private study per week.

 

Extra Curricular Opportunities
Helping with Drama Club, A Level Productions, School Productions, Lighting, Sound and 
Costume workshops.

 

Advisable for Following Careers
Useful for a multitude of careers including all teambuilding/workplace skills, communication 
skills and self confidence. Further study – Drama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts at 
degree or HND Level, Lighting, Sound, Set or Costume Design.

 

Good Combination With
All subjects, especially English, History, Politics and Music Technology.

 

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