AQA and Digital Theatre+ are delighted to be working together to highlight and share how Digital Theatre+ can be used to help teachers of GCSE and A-level English. In the near future, we will be releasing a guide which will identify how you can use Digital Theatre+ resources to complement your teaching.
A-Level and GCSE teachers are already enjoying and utilising Digital Theatre+. Juliet McGirr, Acting Director for Teaching and Learning English at Claremont High, said her students gained a deeper understanding of a key text by being able to easily access theatre productions and the supporting resources:
Being able to view the Digital Theatre+ resources has really developed my students understanding of plays. So for example we used All My Sons to prepare for their A2 exam...they really didn't understand the tension between Chris and his father Joe. It was only when we watched the production that they realised that they were arguing.
Gary Pollard, Head of English at AQA:
We’re delighted to be working with Digital Theatre+ as we think this is a really valuable resource for teachers. It gives students the opportunity to experience a wide variety of productions, while teachers can call on the detailed analysis to support their teaching and learning
Ruth Johnson, Qualifications Developer for English at AQA
The resources available for teachers from Digital Theatre+ are extremely useful for teachers of the AQA A-Level and GCSE English specifications. Immediate access to very high quality performances, cleverly indexed to allow teachers to access precise speeches or scenes, lends itself to a wide range of dynamic teaching and learning approaches. This, we well as the wider range of resources and guidance that accompany the performances, empowers teachers to lift the text off the page and make the play come to life for their students.
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