Specification at a glance

AS Examinations

Unit 1 – DRAM1
Live Theatre Production Seen and Prescribed Play

60% of AS, 30% of A Level
1 hour 30 minutes written examination
100 marks
One question from each of two sections.
Section A – response to live theatre seen during the course
Section B – study of one set play from a choice of six
Available in June only

 

Unit 2 – DRAM2
Presentation of an Extract from a Play

40% of AS, 20% of A Level
Practical performance
80 marks
Performance by a group of an extract from a published play. The assessment also includes candidates’ preparatory and development work and supporting notes.
Available in June only – moderation February–May

A2 Examinations

Unit 3 – DRAM3
Further Prescribed Plays including Pre-Twentieth Century

30% of A Level
2 hour written paper
100 marks
Study of two further set plays
Available in June only

 

Unit 4 – DRAM4
Presentation of Devised Drama

20% of A Level
Practical performance
80 marks
Performance by a group of devised drama. The assessment also includes candidates’
preparatory and development work and supporting notes.
Available in June only – moderation February–May