Drama - AS

L3 Level 3
Full Time
5 September 2022 — 23 June 2023
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The Drama and Theatre Studies AS programme is a one year course of study and should be taken in conjunction with two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.  Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, learners may be able to take this qualification as a part-time student. AS Drama and Theatre Studies is designed to broaden experience, develop imagination, whilst fostering creativity and personal and social development. It is essential that any student wishing to study drama at this level should be highly dedicated and motivated, prepared to put in extra time and effort in order to complete the background reading and rehearse for the practical assessment.

What you will study

During the course the following areas will be covered:

AS Unit 1: Theatre Workshop

Non-exam assessment: internally assessed (24% of  A level qualification, 90 marks)

Students must participate in the creation, development and performance of a piece of theatre based on a reinterpretation of an extract from a text chosen from a 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.

Students must produce:

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

AS Unit 2: Text in Theatre

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes  (16% of A level qualification, 60 marks)

Open book: Clean copies of the complete text studied must be taken into the exam.

The exam will consist of a series of questions based on one performance text from a list provided by WJEC.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £0.00

Entry requirements

A Level Pathways have the following minimum entry requirements: Scholars 4 A Levels with EPQ: 9 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English Language AND 5 A*-A grades 3 A Levels with Welsh Baccalaureate: 8 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English Language AND 5 A*-B grades 2 A Levels and 1 BTEC Extended Certificate with Welsh Baccalaureate: 8 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English Language AND 3 A*-B grades 2 A Levels with Welsh Baccalaureate: 6 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English Language AND 1 A*-B grades 1 AS Level with 1 BTEC Extended Certificate or 2 BTEC Extended Certificates with Welsh Baccalaureate: 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English Language Individual Subject Entry Requirement Maths minimum: C English Language minimum: B Other Requirement:

Teaching and assessment

  • Continuous assessment including coursework and practical exam

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

5 September 2022

End date

23 June 2023

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

4.5 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code

ASCC3F02
L3

Qualification

WJEC Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Drama and Theatre

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On completion of the A Level programme, the majority of our students progress onto universities across the country and beyond. Based on this course, there are many options but below are just a few examples of degree programmes you could go on to study at University:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Sport

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