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Drama and Theatre Studies A-Level

What is Drama and Theatre Studies A-Level?

Drama & Theatre Studies A-Level looks at the practices and theories of classical and contemporary playwrights, directors and practitioners of drama.

The course aims to develop awareness of a range of theatre notables through the observation and analysis of existing and emerging performance work, and practical exploration of texts and practitioner techniques.

The course encourages a critical and creative response to the complexities of theatre from the perspectives of actor, designer and director.

What Will You Study?

Year 12

  • Antigone – Script
  • Metamorphosis – Script
  • Practical exploration of Brechtian Theatre
  • Devised Performance

Year 13

  • Live theatre analysis
  • Practical exploration of scripted extracts with influential practitioner theory application
  • Scripted extract performance

What Next?

There are a variety of options open to you if you have studied Drama & Theatre Studies at Newman. Some of our past students have gone on to study degrees in Law, Acting, Theatre Studies, Psychology, English and Creative Writing to name just a few.

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, Psychology, Sport, Sociology, History, Media Studies and Music.

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