Studying A Level Drama and Theatre allows you to acquire knowledge and skills for further study and/or future employment in this industry. The course looks at the practices and theories of classical and contemporary practitioners and deepens your knowledge and appreciation for theatre’s history and its development.
You will also develop your performance skills whilst theoretically learning about the various styles, techniques and features involved in theatre practice. The course encourages the development of creative and collaborative skills through devising, critical and analytical skills through the study of set texts and interpretation through work on performance pieces.
Where does this course lead?
This course prepares you to progress to university to study a Drama/Theatre related course or to specialist Drama and Performing Arts schools with the potential to move into a career in the industry. Additionally, you will develop a range of skills which will appeal to future employers: confidence, creativity, problem solving, team work, self-management, communication, listening and resilience.
What other activities will I get involved in?
Studying Drama and Theatre provides numerous opportunities to get involved with extra-curricular activities and this is actively encouraged. We place great importance on the benefits of enrichment and provide Drama and Theatre based events and performance pieces both in house and in the wider community. There is a range of opportunities in which to participate, from the production of plays, cabarets and theatre workshops to educational visits, in house seminars and masterclasses. Over the two years of study the department also provides regular theatre visits and trips, a variety of superb High Achiever opportunities as well as bespoke guidance for Drama School and University application and audition support.
You will be taught by a highly qualified and experienced practitioner of Theatre with extensive specialist knowledge and experience both in the world of teaching and the acting profession.
Course Entry Requirements
GCSE grade 5 in English Language.