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AS level Drama Course

AS level Drama and Theatre
Examination board: OCR
Subject code: H059

Drama and Theatre have been designed as a practical, engaging and creative specification, providing freedom for students to experiment and take risks with their work while working on developing their own style. Students can choose to be a performer or a designer of lighting, sound, set or costume and MUST choose one role throughout the qualification. The role will determine which components to complete. 

What careers and university courses can Drama and Theatre lead to?
This qualification provides a strong foundation for students to progress to Higher Education and equips them for progression into the workplace.

Prior learning
No prior knowledge of the subject is required. Students who are beginning an AS level course may have completed GCSE Drama or a Level 2 Performing Arts course. We recommended that students who have not completed Key Stage 4 study have experienced practical drama, either through school performances or performances with local youth drama groups.

AS candidates take:
Two components to be awarded OCR’s AS Level in Drama and Theatre:

• components: 01/02 or 03/04 - study of performance by recording, observing, evaluating, analysing and participating in the performance process. Total of 120 marks (non-exam assessment) and counts for 60% of the total grade.

• component: 05 - analyse and evaluate a live theatre performance. Total of 80 marks, 2 hours 15 minutes in duration. A written paper counting for 40% of the total grade.

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