The course aims to develop:
- an understanding and response to a wide range of play texts and an ability to communicate the authors intentions to an audience.
- an awareness of social, historical and cultural contexts of play texts.
- increased self and group awareness and the ability to appreciate and evaluate the work of others.
- skills of creativity, self-confidence, concentration, self-discipline and communication.
Exam Board: AQA
Assessment is broken down into the following areas:
Practical Coursework – 60%
- Marks are awarded on the practical examination of performance.
- Marks are awarded on their practical preparation and rehearsal process.
- Marks are also awarded for their written records on their development of acting skills and responses to final performance (portfolio).
Written Examination Paper – 40%
At the end of Year 11 a written paper is taken which tests the candidate on three areas:
- Understanding of drama and theatre terminology
- The study of a set play – from the point of view of a performer.
- The study of a live production seen during the course.