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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


If you are enthusiastic about acting and theatre, then this course is for you. You need to like working creatively in teams and enjoy sharing and experimenting with ideas. You need to have a willingness and independence in creating work and in developing both your practical and academic skills. This course can appeal to performers, directors and designers or those interested in how to create new theatre.


Component 1: Drama and Theatre (written exam)

Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre

Study of two plays

Analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers

Component 2: Creating Original Drama (practical)

Process of creating devised drama

Performance of devised drama (students may contribute as a performer, designer or director)

Devised piece must be influenced by the work and methodologies of one prescribed practitioner

Component 3: Making Theatre (practical)

Practical exploration and interpretation of three extracts, each taken from a different play

Methodology of a practitioner must be applied to extract 3 which is to be performed as a final assessed piece (students may contribute as a performer, designer or director)

Reflective report analysing and evaluating theatrical interpretation of all three extracts

How will it be delivered?

Written exam - 3 hours and open book: 40% of A Level

Working notebook (40 marks), devised performance (20 marks): 30% of A Level

Performance of extract 3 (40 marks), Reflective Report (20 marks): 30% of A Level

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 Or A*-C including English at grade C/4 or above and either Dance, Drama or Performing Arts.


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