KS5 Drama and Dance

At A-level, learning develops further to enabling them to develop as practitioners in their own right, through stimulating them with exciting material and training them with the necessary skills and theory to achieve in their examinations and to succeed in further study or work within the Performing Arts.

A Level Drama

This course has 3 assessment components:

1. Devising (40%)

  • Devise an original performance piece using one key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as the stimuli

2. Text in Performance (20%)

  • A group performance/design realisation of one key extract from a performance text.
  • A monologue or duologue performance/design realisation of one key extract from a performance text.

3. Theatre Makers in Practice (40%)

Formal written exam containing 3 sections:

  • Section A – Live Theatre Evaluation
  • Section B – Page to Stage: Realising a Performance Text
  • Section C – Interpreting a Performance Text

 

A Level Dance

This course has 2 assessment components:

1. Component 1 – Choreography and Performance (50%)

  • Solo performance linked to a specified practitioner within an area of study
  • Performance in a quartet
  • Group Choreography

2. Critical Engagement (50%)

A formal written examination (2 hour 30 mins) in 2 sections:

Section A – Short answer questions and one essay question on the compulsory area of study and set work.

Section B – Two essay questions on the second area of study and set work.