Drama (GCEA)

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This unit students will study theatre practitioners and the how their work has influenced theatre. The exploration will be both theoretical and practical. Students will then apply the ideas of one practitioner to a text extract (chosen by the centre) which they will perform in an original style. This is a non exam assessment unit. This unit is worth 40% of the A Level. Unit 2: Exploring Texts for performance This unit gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and understanding gained in unit 1. Students will study practically and then choose to perform an extract of a text by an established playwright choses by the centre. This unit is worth 20% of the A Level. Unit 3: Analysing Performance In this unit students will explore two different texts practically the texts will have the same theme but will represent different social, cultural and historical contexts. Students will also evaluate and analyse a live theatre performance. This unit end in a 2 hour 15 minute written paper. This unit is worth 20% of the A Level. Unit 4: Deconstructing texts for performance In this unit students will interpret and explore practically a performance text considering how to create, develop and direct a performance for an audience. Students study a full text from a choice of 8 provided by OCR. The unit ends with a 1 hour 45 minute written paper. This unit is worth 20% of the A Level. What Will I Learn On This Course? You will extend your ability to create drama and develop your performance skills. You will be required to write about drama and you will expand your powers of analysis, and develop skills in devising and creating theatre. The course will involve a good deal of acting as well as studying plays and playwrights.

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Name: Drama (GCEA) Qualification title: - Qualification type: GCE A/AS Level or equivalent Assessment Awarding - Created 20161107 11:35:08 Updated 20161107 11:35:08

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