DATE: Tuesday 3 December 2019 12.30pm (1hr)
Thursday 7 May 2020 12.30pm (1hr)


Provide your students with key advice for their exam preparation through this focused one-hour webinar on Pearson Drama and Theatre A-level

  • Component 3

This webinar includes a set of notes which will be sent in advance for teachers to use with their students, and which students will be able to use after the webinar to improve their exam revision.

This interactive webinar will provide your students with:

A specific focus on how to tackle the most challenging areas of the Component 3 topics, covering:

  • Theatre reviews
  • Responding as a Performer
  • Responding as a Designer
  • Thinking as a Director
  • Frameworks for writing quality extended answers


  • Access exam technique tips to support you in preparing to achieve results
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the most challenging areas of Component 3
  • Obtain strategies for producing excellent answers
  • Focus on top mark band requirements
  • Avoid common faults and mistakes


  • All students of Pearson Edexcel A-level Drama and Theatre


Welcome, introduction and sound check

Understanding the Assessment Objectives

Section A: Key areas of the theatre review

  • High level Analysis and Evaluation in a theatre review
  • Responding to the statement: what the examiner is expecting to see

Analysing a response – how could this be improved for higher marks

Section B : The Performer

  • Responding as a performer to the extract and the wider play
  • The impact on the audience

Section B: The Designer

  • Responding as a designer to the extract and the wider play
  • Analysing a response: what gets high marks and why

Section C: The Director

  • Pulling all of the elements together for A and A* answers

Final tips

Caroline Fox

Caroline has twenty years of experience as a teacher and lecturer in Drama and Performing Arts. She has taught both within secondary schools in the London area and currently in Further Education in the North West, where she is a course team leader for both A-Level Drama and Theatre and BTEC Performing Arts Level 3 and supports teaching and learning in Quality. She is highly experienced as a mentor for both teacher trainees and NQTs in Performing Arts and Drama. She has maintained an outstanding track record of lesson observations throughout her career. She is an Edexcel Examiner for A-Level Drama and Theatre. She also enjoys playwriting in her spare time and has benefited from working with the Bush Theatre, BBC Writer’s Room and more recently with Arts Council Funding alongside Theatre by Numbers.

Pearson Edexcel A-level Drama