A Level Drama and Theatre Studies Revision

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Hey! So I'm currently in my first year of my A Level Drama and Theatre Studies qualification on the AQA exam board. Have any of you found any revision materials for it? I'm really struggling to find any but I'd really appreciate it if you could give me any ideas x
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What plays are you studying? I'm in u 6th about to take my exam, I'm doing Antigone and Yerma
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I’m studying Caucasian Chalk Circle and Metamorphosis so unfortunately I’m not studying the same as you. Do you have any tips though?

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What plays are you studying? I'm in u 6th about to take my exam, I'm doing Antigone and Yerma
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Ah I did Chalk Circle for one of our performances, I was Azdak !

Definitely look at the resources on AQA like the example student responses, they help a lot. For each character in the plays make sure you have an idea (and a sketch) of what their costume is. I have a folder for Antigone and I have a costume sketch for each character, and a sketch for set, as well as annotations on most pages of the play so you don't have to randomly make up facial expressions etc ahaha.

Also as you're in the first year, when you come to doing your final performances and stuff next year make sure you have a logbook of what you do each rehearsal. Sometimes I forgot and when I was writing my reflective report I had to sit for ages to think about what I did ahaha

Good luck !!
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Here's the sample answers , https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...A-72621-CA.PDF
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Honestly, thank you so much!! And good luck with all your exams too



(Original post by chloecam29)
Ah I did Chalk Circle for one of our performances, I was Azdak !

Definitely look at the resources on AQA like the example student responses, they help a lot. For each character in the plays make sure you have an idea (and a sketch) of what their costume is. I have a folder for Antigone and I have a costume sketch for each character, and a sketch for set, as well as annotations on most pages of the play so you don't have to randomly make up facial expressions etc ahaha.

Also as you're in the first year, when you come to doing your final performances and stuff next year make sure you have a logbook of what you do each rehearsal. Sometimes I forgot and when I was writing my reflective report I had to sit for ages to think about what I did ahaha

Good luck !!
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Does anyone have any tips ?? I’m doing Antigone and Our Country’s good but struggling?
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I'm doing our country's good too! I've just made a load of character post its and context post-it notes if you want I could send them?
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Omg that would be amazing if u could!!
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No problem, I'll send them when I get home. How should I send them Twitter/insta?
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Omg that would be amazing if u could!!
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Anyone do the glass menagerie or hedda gabler?
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I’ll message u!
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No problem, I'll send them when I get home. How should I send them Twitter/insta?
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I'm doing Antigone too! Do your class have any ideas on what may come up?
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We’re just as clueless as everyone else however I have a feeling it could be haemon or the chorus as the character but not 100% sure, what about ur class?
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I'm doing Antigone too! Do your class have any ideas on what may come up?
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We’re thinking either Creon Or Antigone, as they haven’t been on the A2 papers since 2014, just the AS ones! The chorus came up in 2014 and 2016, and Haemon in 2016 so it could be him ahhhh
So stressed hahaha
I find it so hard to put in context throughout instead of just in my introduction so I’m trying to focus on that too !! How do you feel for live performance as well?
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We’re just as clueless as everyone else however I have a feeling it could be haemon or the chorus as the character but not 100% sure, what about ur class?
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Omg same I shove all my context into my introduction !! And i’ve only prepared for physical/performance skills for live theatre so i better see a question for those! I feel like my ideas are always so basic for section a and b tho but oh wells
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We’re thinking either Creon Or Antigone, as they haven’t been on the A2 papers since 2014, just the AS ones! The chorus came up in 2014 and 2016, and Haemon in 2016 so it could be him ahhhh
So stressed hahaha
I find it so hard to put in context throughout instead of just in my introduction so I’m trying to focus on that too !! How do you feel for live performance as well?
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Good luck to everyone else taking the exam today lol I’m definitely screwed

gonna have to just make up my live theatre on the spot lmaooo
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How did everyone find it?
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Would you mind sending them to me too! My Instagram is @fleurwilliamss thank you xx
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(Original post by chloecam29)
What plays are you studying? I'm in u 6th about to take my exam, I'm doing Antigone and Yerma
Hi, sorry I know this was a year ago now, but I'm in lower sixth studying drama and I'm doing the same plays as you. Have you got any tips on revision, or any materials online, especially for Yerma I can't seem to find it anywhere. Thanks!
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