George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Drama and Theatre Studies

A Level

A Level Drama is a stimulating, challenging and practical course that will encourage you to develop your personal and social interaction with others and introduce you to a fascinating range of drama practitioners, key theatrical movements and performance opportunities. The work explored will reflect 21st century theatre practice and is an excellent building block in developing knowledge, understanding and skills from Key Stage 4 Drama.

Exam board/specification

Pearson 9DR0

Entry requirements

  • Minimum of a grade C in GCSE Drama or
  • Distinction in Level 2 BTEC Performing Arts

Progression routes from this course

Almost any job that involves interacting with others will reap the benefits of studying A Level Drama and Theatre Studies. Within the arts industry, this qualification could assist you in pursuing careers in Acting, Television, Radio Presenting or Media.

AS Modules/Units

  • Component One: Exploration and Performance
  • Component Two: Theatre Makers in Practice

AS Assessment

  • Component One: A written portfolio, group performance and monologue/duologue. 60% of the qualification, internally marked.
  • Component Two: A written exam of 1hr 45mins. 40% of the qualification, externally marked.

 

A2 Modules/Units

  • Component One: Devising
  • Component Two: Text in Performance
  • Component Three: Theatre Makers in Practice

A2 Assessment

  • Component One: A written portfolio and devised performance.
    40% of the qualification, internally marked.
  • Component Two: A group performance and monologue/duologue.
    20% of the qualification, externally marked by a visiting examiner.
  • Component Three: A written paper of 2.5 hours.
    40% of the qualification, externally marked.

 

Exam results 2015 2016 2017
AS 100% A-C 100% A-D Not applicable due to new linear A Level
A2 100% A-C 100% A-C: average grade B 100% grade B
BTEC Performing Arts: Musical Theatre 100% Pass 50% Distinctions;
30% Merit:
20% Pass
57% Distinctions;
43% Merit
Table of drama exams Key Stage 4 results 2015 - 2017

 

 

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