This guidebook covers both Sections A and B of the written paper, focusing on 'DNA' as the set text in Section A. Spanning 41 pages, it could be used as either a revision guide at the end of the year or as a textbook to support learning in lessons.
The guidebook includes:
-An introduction to Section A of the paper
-Detail on the structure of the play
-Analysis of key themes
-Detail on the historical context of the play and how it features in the script
-Character breakdowns and key quote exploration
-Scrutiny of set design concepts in previous productions, with links to production images
-Detail on the original performance conditions, again with links to production images, to allow students to draw similarities with/explain differences from the original production when discussing their own concepts
-A vast array of rehearsal techniques listed along with clear explanations on WHY they would be used or how they could help actors prepare for performance to help students revise for this new element of the written paper
-A glossary of key vocal and physical terminology
-Detailed coverage of set, lighting, sound and costume terminology with examples and prompts on how they could be used in the work of students
-Analysis of a Section A paper highlighting key features of possible questions and exam technique tips
- Top, middle and bottom band exemplar answers with an explanation of why each answer has been placed in each band. the answers are 'DNA' specific and are based upon the Eduqas exemplars which focus on 'The Tempest'
- An introduction to Section B of the paper
- Performance analysis checklist to steer note taking when watching live/streamed theatre
- An easy to follow structure for writing a successful review with an equal balance of analysis and evaluation for all types of Section B question
- 2 example Section B answers (one acting and one costume) as distributed by Eduqas during recent CPD sessions.
*Note that the 4 pictures included are simply to provide previews of the guidebook. They are screenshots of 4 pages within the PDF document you will download when the book is purchased and can therefore be deleted.*