Exam Board Specification: Edexcel
How the course is assessed
40% Internally assessed and externally moderated; 20% Performance assessed by a visiting examiner; 40% written examination
Description of course
Inspires creativity and confidence
This A level Drama and Theatre qualification encourages creativity, there is a focus on practical work and students will develop skills that will support progression to further study of drama and a wide range of other subjects.
A practical focus is at the heart
Our Set Texts will require students to articulate how they would perform in certain roles, and design for certain scenes, putting practical work at the heart of all components.
Engaging Set Texts
Our carefully selected Set texts will inspire students and avoid the most popular performance texts. We get to work together to choose performance texts that best suit you and your abilities.
Clear and straightforward assessments
Question papers will be accessible for students and the mark schemes will make the required standard clear.
Incorporates 21st-century theatre practice
Students will have the opportunity to explore practitioners and performance texts from this century.
Higher education, future careers and progression routes
Supports progression and develops transferable skills
Students will develop a multitude of skills, including collaboration, communication and an understanding of how to amend and refine work in order to make a smooth transition to their next level of study or employment.
2016 Examination success rates:
Pass rate: 100%
A*-B grades: 29%
A*-C grades: 78%
Students must meet the Consortium minimum entry criteria for A Level courses, that is, a GCSE grade 5 and above in English and Maths, as well as a minimum of GSCE grade C’s and B’s (point score of 41.5).
To study A Level Drama and Theatre it is desirable that students have studied GCSE drama to B grade standard or above, although exceptions will be considered.
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Current school: Jo Richardson Community School