A Level Drama & Theatre Studies
A Level Drama & Theatre Studies is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a variety of styles, genres and practitioners, both classic and contemporary . Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress to University.
- Course Information
The course aims to introduce you to a range of practitioners and writers of drama and to explore their work both practically and analytically. The course also encourages a critical and sensitive response to the complexities of theatre since theatre is constantly changing. So as well as giving you excellent knowledge of classical theorists, playwrights and practitioners that have changed the face of theatre, you will get the opportunity to respond to the texts from the perspective of actor, director or designer.
You will be taught by two highly experienced practitioners of Theatre Studies, providing you with a dynamic learning experience drawn from their wealth of specialist expertise. As well as this outstanding teaching, we have an excellent purpose built drama studio and the Amanda Roocroft Theatre, which is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment.
Our students always have consistently high rates of achievement with 96% of students gaining A*-B in 2016, and they are all provided with superb enrichment opportunities, regularly visiting professional theatres to see a variety of theatrical events to inform their work as a performer.
Please note that if you want to progress to prestigious drama schools you ought to consider our vocational performing arts course – The Professional Performance Programme – rather than following the A Level route as this is more focussed on the practical aspects of performance.
- Entry Requirements
For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.
*Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English
*Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths
*Please note that A Level Sciences require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science
- How will I be assessed?
60% written examination and 40% practical examination.
- Progression Pathway
Whilst Theatre Studies is an excellent subject for students wanting to progress to university, it is very much focused on studying how theatre works rather than on how to become a better performer. For this reason, students who want to progress to prestigious drama schools ought to consider our vocational performing arts course – The Professional Performance Programme rather than following the A Level route.
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.