Theatre Studies is a life enhancing subject; it offers you rare opportunities to develop as a performer and a communicator. At Townley you will be able to take part in large and small scale productions. You’ll be working with people who are talented and well - motivated. You will become experienced in the interpretation and direction of plays through performances and workshops.
You will need a 6 grade in GCSE Drama and English to progress to A Level, or attend a practical audition to assess suitability.
Exam Board: AQA
There are three components
- Component One – Students will study two set plays and analysis and evaluate the work of live theatre makers. This is a written exam worth 40% of the A Level
- Component Two – Students will devise a performance and write a reflective journal on the process. This is worth 30% of the A Level.
- Component 3 - Practical exploration and interpretation of three extracts each taken from a different play. Methodology of a prescribed practitioner must be applied to Extract 3. Extract 3 is to be performed as a final assessed piece (students may contribute as performer, designer or director. There is also a written Reflective report analysing and evaluating theatrical interpretation of all three extracts. This is worth 30% of the A Level
Students can pursue their interests and develop their skills in a range of practical drama elements including acting, directing, costume, setting, mask and technical design. However, the requirements of the specification, with its 60% written paper weighting, also enable students to gain an entry qualification for courses in higher education, whether in the area of drama and theatre studies or in a host of other subjects.