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Sixth Form: Theatre Studies

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Theatre Studies


Course Title


Subject Leader

Eduqas Theatre Studies


Mrs H. Bart-Williams





Course Information

Assessment Outline

Component 1: Theatre Workshop 20% of qualification Non-exam assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated. Learners participate in the creation, development and performance of a piece of theatre based on a reinterpretation of an extract from a text chosen from the list supplied by WJEC. The piece must be developed using the techniques and working methods of either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company.

Learners must produce:

  • A realisation of the performance or design
  • A creative log


Component 2: Text in Action Non-exam assessment: externally assessed by a visiting examiner 40% of qualification. Learners participate in the creation, development and performance of two pieces of theatre based on a stimulus supplied by WJEC

  • A devised piece using the techniques and working methods of either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company
  • An extract from a text in a different style chosen by the learner.

Learners produce a process and evaluation report within one week of completion of the practical work.


Component 3: Text in Performance Written exam: 2hrs 30 mins 40% of the qualification. Section A and B: Two questions, based on two different texts, one written pre-1956 and one written post-1956. Section C: A question based on a specified extract from: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens


Assessment Objectives

The WJEC Eduqas A level in Drama and Theatre offers a practical and challenging

course of study which encourages learners to:

  • develop and apply an informed, analytical framework for making, performing, interpreting and understanding drama and theatre
  • understand the place of relevant theoretical research in informing the processes and practices involved in creating theatre and the place of practical exploration in informing theoretical knowledge of drama and theatre
  • develop an understanding and appreciation of how the social, cultural and historical contexts of performance texts have influenced the development of drama and theatre
  • understand the practices used in twenty-first century theatre making
  • experience a range of opportunities to create theatre, both published textbased and devised work
  • participate as a theatre maker and as an audience member in live theatre
  • understand and experience the collaborative relationship between various

roles within theatre

  • develop and demonstrate a range of theatre making skills
  • develop the creativity and independence to become effective theatre makers
  • adopt safe working practices as a theatre maker
  • analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others.


Key Skills in this task

  • Analysing Practitioners Theory
  • Developing theatre making skills
  • Developing knowledge and understanding of how theatre is made
  • Evaluation of key practitioners and their methods
  • Enhancing Drama vocabulary


Bridging Task

Task Outline

Create a presentation on one of the following Practitioners or Theatre Companies:

Practitioners: Augusto Boal, Steven Berkoff, Katie Mitchell, Marianne Elliot, Polly Teale, Julie Taymor, Rupert Goold, Declan Donnellan

Companies: DV8, Frantic Assembly, Punchdrunk

Your presentations should include:

+ History of the practitioner/company

+ Artistic Policies

+ Their style and working methods

+ An example of their previous work (This could be taken from a you tube clip)

+ A hand out for the class.


Being Theatre Studies students this is a chance to get creative. Whilst a PowerPoint will be expected, can you include a practical element which you can teach the class; maybe exploring an element or piece of text in your chosen practitioners/companies style/method. Presentations should be no more than 10 minutes including the practical activity and will be timed.

A Drama Vocab document is available at the link below and it will be expected that you know the majority of the terms before starting the course.


Marking Criteria / Assessment Method

  • All students will present their presentations within the first few weeks to the class.
  • As a group you will evaluate each practitioner’s methods using drama vocabulary.
  • You will be choosing at least one of the practitioners when creating component 1 which we begin at the beginning of term 1 and is worth 20% of the overall AS.

Associated Documents
PDF Document Theatre Studies Bridging Unit 2019

Theatre Studies Bridging Unit 2019

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