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A-Level

Drama and theatre studies

You will explore what makes great theatre work: the craft of the playwright, the director’s interpretation, the work of performers, and the contribution of technical and design elements.

Exam Board

AQA

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in either English language or English literature.  Some experience of performing essential.

Assessment

  • 60% Practical Exams
  • 40% Written Exams
An introduction to Drama and theatre studies Presentation About this course

What is drama and theatre studies?

You will explore what makes great theatre work: the craft of the playwright, the director’s interpretation, the work of performers, and the contribution of technical and design elements.

 

What will I study?

You will study two challenging and exciting set plays and practically explore three others, performing substantial extracts from each.  You will also have the opportunity to devise an original piece of theatre from a stimulus.

All of your practical work will be informed by your research into the very best theatre practitioners.

 

Trips, visits and enrichments:

  • Theatre visits to the West End
  • College productions
  • Staff and student-led enrichment groups

 

What can it lead to?

Students go on to study a range of subjects at university. Many of our students have gained places at prestigious drama schools before pursuing successful careers in theatre and performance. Former students have taken lead roles in West End productions of War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Dirty Dancing. Drama is an excellent qualification for a very wide range of professions.

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