Drama and Theatre A Level

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

Drama is an exciting, creative and challenging course that allows you to develop your passion for theatre.
The course increases your theatrical understanding of plays and performance and encourages you to develop and apply practical acting techniques and directing skills through the study of a variety of theatrical works.
You will study two set plays, classical and contemporary, and make evaluative judgements of live theatre performances in preparation for the exam. In addition, you will work as a part of a group to present several extracts from a wide variety of plays and create an original devised performance for an audience. You will also undertake research into influential practitioners and theatrical styles, discussing practical rehearsal techniques as part of written coursework. Throughout the course you will prepare for several public performances and be involved in a number of workshops, including working with visiting theatre companies.
You must be prepared to attend theatre visits and extra rehearsals during the course, which could include after College hours or during the holidays.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a combination of practical performances, coursework & written examination.

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs – 2 at Grade 6 and 3 at Grade 5 including English. An audition will also be required.

Retaking GCSE Maths as part of your programme is required if you do not have Grade 4.

Where can it take me?

You can progress to an exciting range of higher level courses, including Teaching, or a related degree at university or Drama School, such as Drama, Theatre Studies, or Stage Design & Management.

Additional information

Drama & Theatre A Level combines well with Dance, English, History, Media, Film Studies, Psychology and Sociology.

This course is ideal if you are interested in Performing, Directing, Stage Design, Stage Management, Producing & Teaching.

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