Specification at a glance
Unit 1 – 42401
Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins 80 marks – 40%
The written paper comprises three sections:
A – Practical work completed during the course
B – Study and performance of a scripted play
C – Study of a live theatre production seen
Candidates must answer Question 1 from Section A and choose one further question from either Section B or Section C.
The written paper assesses Assessment Objectives 1 and 3, with relative weightings of 20% and 20% respectively.
Externally set and marked
Unit 2 – 42402
Practical Work 120 marks – 60%
Candidates are required to present practical work for two controlled assessment options, each with a weighting of 30% (60 marks each).
Controlled assessment options:
- Devised Thematic Work
- Theatre in Education
- Physical Theatre
- Set Design
- Stage Management
Each controlled assessment option assesses Assessment Objectives 1 and 2 with the following weighting:
- Process and understanding of skills development (AO1)c– 7.5%
- Final presentation: either performance or demonstration/artefact(s) (AO2) – 22.5%, Internally assessed and externally moderated.