Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September | Exam Board: OCR
Please note all of our A Level subjects must be studied as part of a full time A Level programme. You will choose 3 A level subjects to study over two years.
What is this course about?
This is a vibrant and energetic course that enables students to study an array of theatrical genres and transfer the play text into production. A Level Drama and Theatre looks at the whole production philosophy, from the page to the stage. Alongside this you will be given a rigorous programme of theoretical knowledge that will allow you to further your own interests within the subject, i.e.: design, marketing and script writing. You will look at varying approaches to theatre throughout the world and how political and social change has affected the art of theatre and its perception by the public. Further to this you will watch a wide variety of live theatre productions that will enhance your understanding and your approaches to the subject.
Why choose this course?
The course has been recognised for its ability to create exceptional performers and achieve top grades via a wide range of performances and exam pieces. You will be part of a team that studies both new and traditional texts and works with university lecturers and authors from around the country. You will participate in a number of public performances at both internal and external venues and our Drama and Theatre students are an integral part of our Centre of Excellence productions.
Shakespeare North Playhouse is working in partnership with Cronton College to highlight career opportunities within the theatre and also the wider Creative Industries sector, offering students industry insight through inspiring experiences.
A minimum of 3 x Grade 5’s and 2 x Grade 4’s at GCSE including a Grade 5 in English Language, a Grade 5 in Maths and a Grade 5 in another written subject. You must also successfully pass an audition. This will be arranged after your admissions interview.
What will this course lead on to?
Apart from theatre, television and radio there are a variety of career opportunities linked to this course. Marketing, Media, Social Work, Drama Therapy, Theatre in Education, Teaching and Youth Work to name but a few. At university you can further your study in Drama, Acting, Theatre and Performance Studies, Media and English. Drama and Theatre also aids further study in Law, Psychology and Sociology.
As you would expect, A Level Drama and Theatre is based around extra-curricular commitment and Cronton Sixth Form College offers a wide range of performance opportunities that benefit the wider community. As a Centre of Excellence the department is committed to a wide range of industry standard productions throughout the year and you are encouraged to be a part of this. Together with our regular trip to New York University, the Palais Garnier and Moulin Rouge in Paris, Cronton Sixth Form College offers the opportunity to explore backstage facilities at university and in professional theatres; working with undergraduates and professionals alike – most recently with West End and Broadway actors. Our Centre of Excellence performs THREE major musicals and a series of concerts throughout the year and we will be opening our new state of the art theatre, The Cronton Playhouse, in 2018.
How will I be assessed?
Coursework (Devising an original group performance piece with Research Report and Portfolio) plus scripted group performance in front of examiner.
2 Written Examinations (Live theatre evaluation and performance text analysis and deconstruction)
BRAND NEW: The Cronton Playhouse, a 320 seater state of the art theatre with full rigging and technical facilities.
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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