DATES: Thursday 07 May 2020 4.30pm (1hr)
CODE: 7676


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


4.30pm  Welcome, introduction and sound check

4.35pm Understanding the Assessment Objectives

4.40pm  Section A: Key areas of Live Theatre Evaluation

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

4.50pm  Analysing a response – how could this be improved for higher marks

5.00pm  Section B : Realising a Performance Text – the performer

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

5.10pm  Section B: Realising a Performance Text – the Designer

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

5.20pm Section C: Interpreting a Performance Text

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

5.30pm  Final tips

Matt Yeoman

Matt Yeoman is an experienced teacher of GCSE and A-Level Drama. He has led many courses for teachers and students from both the UK and internationally, to develop their practice and improve outcomes for students. Having achieved outstanding results at both GCSE and A Level, Matt has worked as the CPD advisor for the National Music and Drama Expo for the past 3 years. As Assistant Headteacher in his school responsible for Teaching and Learning, he has supported the development of practice with a wide range engaging programmes. As a Fellow of the Chartered College of teachers he has worked closely to develop the Chartered Teacher programme and this year, the Drama department within which he works has been nominated in the Music and Drama Education awards in the ‘Outstanding Drama Department of the Year 2020’ category. He currently also works as a Specialist Leader of Eduation (SLE) for Drama education and ITT/NQT induction.