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GCE As and A level subject criteria for drama and theatre studies

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Microsoft Word - DRAMA and THEATRE STUDIES1.doc GCE AS and A level subject criteria for drama and theatre studies September 2006 QCA/06/2846 GCE AS and A level subject criteria for drama and theatre studies © 2006 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority Contents 1. Introduction 3 2. Aims 3 3. Subject content 4 4. Key skills 5 5. Assessment objectives 5 6. Scheme of assessment 6 GCE AS and A level subject criteria for drama and theatre studies © 2006 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 3 1. Introduction 1.1 These subject criteria set out the knowledge, understanding, skills and assessment objectives common to all advanced subsidiary (AS) and advanced (A) level specifications in drama and theatre studies. They provide the framework within which the awarding body creates the detail of the specification. Subject criteria are intended to: • help ensure consistent and comparable standards in the same subject across the awarding bodies • define the relationship between the AS and A level specifications, with the AS as a subset of the A level • ensure that the rigour of A level is maintained • help higher education institutions and employers know what has been studied and assessed. Any GCE specification that contains significant elements of drama and theatre studies must be consistent with the relevant parts of these subject criteria. 2. Aims AS and A level specifications in drama and theatre studies should encourage students to: 1. develop their interest and enjoyment in drama and theatre both as participants and as informed members of an audience, fostering an enthusiasm for and critical appreciation of the subject 2. develop understanding and appreciation of the significance of social, cultural and historical influences on the development of drama and theatre 3. experience a range of opportunities to develop a variety

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