About AS Level Drama and Theatre 7261 Syllabus
Our specification provides students with the opportunity to explore theatre making and experience the richness an advanced course in drama and theatre offers.
A practical focus
We want students to have an inspiring experience of AS Drama and Theatre.
This qualification emphasises practical creativity alongside research and theoretical understanding.
Students learn through experience, seeing theatre and making theatre for themselves. Students are introduced to a wide range of theatrical styles and contexts as they explore plays practically and work on performances.
Students choose to develop as a:
Whichever option they choose, students will gain many invaluable skills, both theatrical and transferable, to expand their horizons.
Each exam paper is designed to allow students to demonstrate their creativity and imagination in interpreting set texts and apply independent thinking as they evaluate a live theatre production.
We’ve gained considerable expertise in setting exam questions and writing mark schemes for drama and theatre so we know how to create papers that build students’ confidence and help them achieve their full potential.
When setting the paper, quality of marking is at the forefront of our minds. We know how important it is that your students get results that reflect their achievements.
Clear progression to higher education
Higher education institutions (HEIs) value and respect the skills our drama and theatre qualifications give students.
We developed this specification with help from HEIs and we’ve really made the most of the advice they gave us. By incorporating the approach they take with drama and theatre undergraduates into this AS, your students will be really well prepared for the demands of university and beyond.
There’s another reason our AS in Drama and Theatre is so valued.
Students of AQA Drama and Theatre develop skills that are not just essential for drama but applicable to a wide range of higher education subjects and in the workplace.
This specification refines students’ collaborative skills, their analytical thinking and their approach to research.
Students grow in confidence and maturity as they successfully realise their own ideas. They learn to evaluate objectively and develop a sound appreciation of the influences that cultural and social contexts can have on decision making.
Whatever the future holds, students of AS Drama and Theatre emerge with a toolkit of transferable skills preparing them for their next steps.
You can find out about all our Drama qualifications at aqa.org.uk/drama
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