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03/03/21

Academy Reopening: March 2021 update. https://t.co/uoZWHIrw7F

23/02/21

Mental Health Matters. We’ve produced a series of videos for our students to provide some tips on staying mentally healthy. https://t.co/msSWzGeZgR

11/02/21

An article about our cooking and baking challenge https://t.co/jlnZAlAOu7

04/02/21

Writing your feelings down can be an effective method of processing complex emotions. Poem, lyric and story writing can help encourage stress release and improve mental health

03/02/21

Physical activity is crucial in maintaining good mental health. Why not look at what are doing to promote well-being through exercise?

02/02/21

Retweetd From MFL Harris Chafford

Chloe has set a very high standard for cake week. Check out her Mt Vesuvius that took 2 days to make. It includes chocolate sponge cake, butter, chocolate and glacé icing, plus flames created out of coloured melted lollypops https://t.co/yiZfMuZwFf

02/02/21

Engaging in dramatic arts is a fantastic way to relieve stress and to communicate complex thoughts and emotions. Why not ask about the benefits of Drama?

02/02/21

One way young people can express themselves is through artwork. Drawing, painting or creating can be a great way of processing complex emotions without words.

01/02/21

This has the theme “Express Yourself”. Throughout the week we’ll be sharing different ways that students can share feelings, thoughts and ideas. Here is a video from The Duchess of Cambridge to kick start the week. https://t.co/20lyenw56g

01/02/21

Get involved with the challenge! https://t.co/E35ezzFrxM

22/01/21

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

HACH Netball Academy https://t.co/Z6KR9OsyNQ

21/01/21

Our MFL students have been exploring different cultures through a cooking challenge! Why not take a look at the contributions via ? https://t.co/QbJQf71UTN

21/01/21

Remote Learning Information https://t.co/qISDifnUeT

15/12/20

The show must go on! We are proud to present our Winter Show 2020 via https://t.co/MRcWkv2GOR

30/11/20

Today we’ve launched our Wellbeing First Aid service. More opportunities for students to express themselves can only be a good thing.

20/11/20

For any queries relating to admissions, please get in contact via admissions.org.uk for the right support.

19/11/20

Our Virtual Sixth Form open evening is now live on our website.

19/11/20

Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening will go live from 6pm!

05/11/20

We are pleased to announce that our Sixth Form’s virtual open evening and application process will be live from the 19th November

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Drama and Theatre

Drama and Theatre

Entry Requirements

An attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 5 in English Literature. Students will preferably have a Grade 6 in Drama or Merit in equivalent vocational subject, otherwise potential candidates will be asked to complete an audition or design task depending on their chosen specialism.

Why choose A-level Drama and Theatre?

Our course inspires students to become independent theatre makers with the skills they need to go on to higher education, whether that is to study a course in drama and theatre or another subject.

A practical focus

We want students to have an inspiring experience of A-level Drama and Theatre. This course emphasises practical creativity alongside research and theoretical understanding. Students learn through experience, seeing theatre and making theatre for themselves. Students are introduced to a wide range of theatrical styles and contexts as they explore plays practically, devise and work on performances.

Students choose to develop as a:

• performer

• designer (lighting, sound, set, costume, puppets)

• director

• combination of these.

Whichever option they choose, students will gain many invaluable skills, both theatrical and transferable, to expand their horizons.

Transferable skills

Students of Drama and Theatre develop skills that are not just essential for drama but applicable to a wide range of higher education subjects and in the workplace. This specification refines students' collaborative skills, their analytical thinking and their approach to research.

Students grow in confidence and maturity as they successfully realise their own ideas. They learn to evaluate objectively and develop a sound appreciation of the influences that cultural and social contexts can have on decision making.

Whatever the future holds, students of A-level Drama and Theatre emerge with a toolkit of transferable skills preparing them for their next steps.

How it is assessed

Component 1: Theatre Workshop (20% of qualification)

 â€‹Learners participate in the creation, development and performance of: · 

  • one reinterpretation of an extract from a text, using the working methods and techniques of either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company. ​

 â€‹Component 2: Text in Action (​40% of qualification) 

 â€‹Learners participate in the creation, development and performance of: · 

  • one devised piece using the working methods and techniques of a second different influential theatre practitioner or recognised theatre company.  · 
  • one extract from a text in a different style to the devised performance. ​

 â€‹Component 3: Text in Performance  â€‹- Written Exam (40% of qualification)

 â€‹Learners explore: · 

  • two complete performance texts from different historical periods · 
  • one extract from a third contrasting text.

Exam board

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