All components include synoptic assessment.
Students must complete four components, one from each component group, to be awarded the OCR A Level in Drama and Theatre.
Students participate in two performance components as either a performer or a designer (lighting, sound, set or costume). One of these is a performance from a text, the other a devised performance based on and influenced by their research into the work of others.
Students explore practically the work of theatre practitioners and use the skills gained to explore text and create devised theatre. They are required to practically explore two practitioners and an extract from a performance text, and perform a devised piece of drama or theatre for an audience.
The role which students elect to take determines which component they study:
Students explore one performance text in its entirety and perform part of the text, applying the relevant skills to communicate the meaning in a performance text to an audience.
Students continue in the same role as for component group 1:
Students explore practically two performance texts on a chosen theme, and analyse and evaluate live theatre.
There is one component (31) in this group with two sections:
Students will interpret and explore practically a performance text considering how to create, develop and direct a performance for an audience.
Students study one performance text from the following:
The set texts will be reviewed after three years and may be subject to change. If a text is to be removed from the list and replaced with another text, centres will be notified a year in advance.
Both components include synoptic assessment.
Students must complete two components (01/02 or 03/04 and 05) to be awarded the OCR AS Level in Drama and Theatre.
Students develop a practical understanding of drama and theatre and apply this knowledge to their own performances. They can choose to be a performer or a designer (lighting, sound, set or costume).
Students study of performance by recording, observing, evaluating, analysing and participating in the performance process as either a performer or a designer:
There are two sections: