The WJEC Eduqas A Level in Drama and Theatre is an exciting and inspiring course. This highly practical specification provides students with the opportunity to work as either performers and/ or designers on three different performances.
It is a natural progression from GCSE Drama, but it is not essential to have taken that course. Students should have an interest in how play texts are brought to life in performance. There is something very special about live performance to an audience, as this form of communication has been part of human life for thousands of years and is still very much alive today. In following this course, students will gain a deeper understanding of how theatre works and have numerous opportunities to be a performer, a designer and an active audience member.
The course is designed to encourage students to make connections between dramatic theory and their own practice. While preparing their practical work, they will explore the work of two theatre practitioners (individuals or companies) and then apply their research to their performances or designs. Students are also required to watch live theatre productions and learn about the processes and practices involved in interpreting and performing theatre. They will explore two complete performance texts and one extract from a third text. Being a Drama student will be thought provoking, challenging and exciting.