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A LEVEL

Drama and Theatre Studies

What is Drama & Theatre Studies?

Drama & Theatre is an exciting and challenging subject, which will introduce you to a wide range of plays, acting techniques and practitioners who have shaped the theatre practice of today.
You will develop key skills in performance, in the creative and rehearsal process and over a range of theatrical texts. You will learn how to evaluate live performance material and develop your ability to critically analyse all aspects of Drama and Theatre, both orally and in writing.
This course gives you the ability to develop skills in leadership, creativity, communication and collaboration – all of which will contribute to your personal development and your attractiveness to future employers.

What Will You Study?

You will study a very wide range of theatrical texts which will introduce you to different styles, genres and historical periods. You will learn about writing, directing, designing and performing, and apply your knowledge both practically and theoretically. You will be encouraged to consider the needs of your audience and to use this knowledge to create performance material which is challenging, creative and inspiring to others.
You will have a balance of practical and theory lessons and use your knowledge and skills to complement each other, as you deepen your understanding of contemporary theatre practice.

What Next?

Many of our students go on to study Drama at university, either on its own or in combination with another subject such as English, Creative Writing or Media. Of course, many students go onto study a diverse range of other subjects and former students have graduated with degrees as diverse as Marine Biology, Medicine, Media Performance and Computer Game Design. Many of our Drama students go onto have highly successful careers as performers, journalists, teachers, charity workers and academics. We believe that choosing A Level Drama & Theatre Studies will contribute to your success in whichever career you wish to pursue.

Exam Board

OCR/ Edexcel

Entry Requirements

At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in GCSE English Language.

Course Type

A Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

English, Media Studies, Film Studies, Maths, History, Biology, Religious Studies and Digital Photography.

Interesting Fact

In 2016 our students performed at the Charter Theatre, in front a live audience in the original production of ‘A Game of Gnomes’.

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