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

Two plays that will lead to short performances as part of your exams and a third that will form the basis of your written exam. A theatre review of a live performance for your written exam. Also, you will choose from either reading a play, watching a play, reading or researching practitioner work; one element every two weeks.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Coursework (30%)

Group performance exam (20%)

Monologue/duologue exam (10%)

Written exam (40%)

In the second year, there is also a devised performance exam and another text to study for the written exam.

 

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.