A Level Drama & Theatre looks at the practices and theories of classical and contemporary practitioners. You will also develop your knowledge and appreciation for the theatre’s history.

Whilst studying A Level Drama and Theatre you will;

  • Improve your performance skills
  • Learn about the various styles, techniques and features involved in theatre practice
  • Study set texts
  • Work on performance pieces
  • Develop your creative and collaborative skills
  • Develop employability skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, communication etc.

This course prepares you to;

  • Progress to university to study a Drama/Theatre related course
  • Progress to a specialist drama school
  • Follow a career in performing arts

There are a number of extra-curricular activities including;

  • The production of plays, cabarets and theatre workshops
  • Educational visits
  • In house seminars and masterclasses
  • Regular theatre visits and trips
  • High Achiever opportunities
  • Guidance for drama school and university applications/auditions

You will be taught by a highly qualified and experienced Theatre Practitioner. Therefore, you will benefit from her specialist knowledge and experience in teaching and the acting profession.

A Level Drama & Theatre Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English Language.

Drama & Theatre Course Leaflet

Exam Board Course Specification

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What Our Students Say

A Level Drama & Theatre allows you to escape from the stresses of everyday life and immerse yourself in a character that you can construct and control. Through impactful, tailored teaching and a stimulating learning environment, I have been able to further my performance and analytical skills and develop as a person.

Studying at Carmel College has encouraged me to think critically about what I know and what I learn. I feel reassured that I am always supported and encouraged to grow and strive forward. Already I have taken part in many of the extra-curricular activities available within the department and through this, I have grown in confidence and made some friends for life.

Edward Hodgson

Edward Hodgson - A Level Drama & Theatre student