Drama and Theatre
The OCR A Level consists of two written exams and two practical exams. In the written exam students answer questions on productions they have seen and three set texts (Frankenstein, Othello and Earthquakes in London). Practically they create a piece of devised theatre using the influence of two practitioners, and perform a scripted piece of theatre.
- Study of major contemporary theatre practitioners (Stanislavski, Brecht, Artaud, Beckett, Ravenhill and Frantic Assembly (including LeCoq and Pina Bausch).
- Performance of pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill in the style of two practitioners
- Complete research report
- Study and performance of Othello and Frankenstein
- Creation of piece of original theatre and completion of log book
- Completion and performance of devised piece
- Study of The Crucible
- Begin rehearsals for scripted performance
- Scripted performance
- Exam preparation
Work on seen productions will be carried out throughout the two years depending on timing of theatre visits.
Drama and Theatre Studies Specification H459, OCR examination board