DATE: Friday 1 March 2019: 4pm (1hr)

CODE: 7458



An opportunity to really develop exam techniques and skills that will ensure progression to the higher levels of the mark scheme. Attention will be given to how to extend performance across all 3 components. In the first instance we will focus on the skills of analysing and evaluating live theatre. A secondary focus will be the process of interpreting a text for performance, using Lysistrara as an example, including how to respond as both a performer and a designer. The final focus will target the skills of creating a concept linked to a specific practitioner with particular reference to the original performance conditions.



  • Gain exceptional understanding of how to approach academic writing in exams

  • Focus on what makes an excellent text-based essay

  • Focus on the skills of analysis and evaluation

  • Consideration of the techniques required to link theory and practise when developing a text-based concept for performance

  • Best practice revision tips and guidance from a Pearson expert

  • Discover how to reach the top mark band in all of your answers

  • This course includes a set of course notes which will be sent in advance of the course and which you will be able to use



  • All students of Pearson A-level Drama and Theatre

Emma Hollis-Brown

Emma has a wide ranging experience of teaching and learning and has led both a series of high performing faculities in a range of secondary schools and post 16 institutions. Emma’s career has expanded into leadership, teacher training, and inspection work. Emma is an Ofqual Subject Expert and published author and has worked as an Examiner across practical and written elements of GCSE and A’Level specifications for CIE, Edexcel and AQA.

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