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The Bishop of Winchester Academy

The Bishop
of Winchester

Performing Arts

 Drama and Theatre Studies Curriculum Overview

A Level Drama and Theatre Studies

After successfully completing your GCSE, you can apply for A-Level Drama and Theatre studies at TBOWA. You will need a C or above. This course will provide you with opportunities to excel your drama skills ready for Acting University courses. You will have communication with leading practitioners in the acting industry and professional acting workshops.

The A-Level is broken down into 3 components: Understanding Drama and Theatre, Creating Original Drama and Making Drama

You will develop a knowledge and understanding of :

¨ The theatrical processes and practices involved in interpreting and performing theatre.

¨ How conventions, forms and techniques are used in drama and live theatre to create meaning.

¨  How to devise a performance from a stimulus and in the style of a chosen practitioner.

¨  How creative and artistic choices influence how meaning is communicated to an audience

Students will study the following Set Texts:

¨ The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

¨ Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

¨  Metamorphosis by Steven Berkoff

 A Level Music

Music Technology plays a key role in music across the globe. The A level course is designed to open up a range of exciting and useful skills to students, and to encourage them to learn about the subject. Students, including those who do not play a traditional instrument, are encouraged to explore their musicality and create original music using technology. The course is very practical and involves developing skills in sequencing and audio recording. Students also explore the development of Music Technology since 1910.


We have a fully functioning recording studio and A Level students have sole use of the MAC computers and Logic Pro X. 

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