A Level Drama and Theatre

Drama and Theatre A level is a highly successful course with an excellent track record of results with many of our students going on to study Drama further at university. Our students are motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated. They experience different drama genres, practitioners, texts and live theatre productions which allow them to create their own devised and text based performances. They have access to excellent lighting and sound facilities and are supported and encouraged to develop technical skills further.

   

Course Content

Drama and Theatre offers full A Level with the possibility for students to transfer from A Level to AS if appropriate.
All final written assessment is in year 13; one practical assessment is in year 12 and the other in year 13.

For the final A level examination (Component 1: Drama and Theatre), you will study two contrasting texts and a further live production.

For the first piece of practical coursework (Component 2: Creating original drama) you will study a practitioner whose impact in theatre has been far reaching such as directors Tim Supple, Julie Taymor or groundbreaking work by renowned theatre companies such as DV8, Frantic Assembly, Volcano and Kneehigh. You will use this study alongside your own ideas to create an original piece of devised performance along with an accompanying working notebook.

For your second piece of practical coursework (Component 3: Making Theatre) you will study three contrasting extracts from plays and perform one in the style of a second studied practitioner. You will also be required to submit a reflective report.

For practical units, you can select your skill from: lighting, sound, set design, costume design or acting.