This AQA course is great fun and encourages students’ creativity and social skills in a positive and stimulating atmosphere. The majority of lessons are practical, although some time is spent acting out and discussing the set text and preparing students for the written exam at the end of the course.
Students are required to learn scripts for plays of around 15 minutes in length and to do research for improvisation work.
- Controlled Assessments based on scripted plays and improvisation (60%)
- Written exam based on a work done during the course and either a set text or a live production seen (40%)
Marks are given for rehearsal work and for the final performance. The best two controlled assessments marks that students achieve over the two years go forward to the board at the end of the course. The controlled assessments are moderated by an outside examiner from the board.
The written exam is set and marked by the board. The exam is 90 minutes in length, and students are required to write analytically about a practical controlled assessment they have done in class, and then about a live production they have seen.
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