Drama

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

  • You have a passion for reading plays and watching theatre and want to develop your experience of both.
  • You want to expand your understanding of different styles of theatre and influential practitioners.
  • You would like to develop your acting tool kit and increase your skill set.
  • You want to enhance your chances of success in any career through the development of your verbal and physical communication skills and confidence.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

You will explore a number of different plays that will lead to a devised performance and two short scripted performances as part of your exams. Two further plays will form the basis of your written exam along with a theatre review of a live performance. Also, you will be expected to read plays, watch performances and research practitioner methodologies as part of your independent studies.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Devised Performance and Coursework (40%)

Group performance exam and monologue/duologue exam (20%)

Written exam (40%)

 

PROGRESSION

Many students go on to study drama or acting at university or the UK’s top theatre schools. Others have successfully pursued careers in law, nursing, social work, business, education, science, sport and many other fields.