The Drama and Theatre programme encourages creativity, focuses on practical work and developing skills that will support progression to further study or Drama and a wide range of other subjects.
Students will develop a variety of dramatic and theatrical skills - including performing, directing and critical evaluation - alongside an understanding and appreciation of drama and theatre in a social, cultural and historical context.
Students Suited To The Course
Students with a n enthusiasm for Drama and Theatre, passionate about developing their performance skills, and an interest in practically exploring various genres of theatre.
What Other Subjects It Combines Well With
Drama encourages creativity, focuses on practical work and developing skills that will support a wide range of other subjects. English, in particular, has many connections with Drama: analysing plays and texts, studying the links between actors/characters and the audience and as performers, their use of creative language.
- Trips to Live Theatre Performances
- Visits to Performing Arts Colleges/Universities
- Workshops with Professional Theatre Practitioners
- Audition Technique Classes
- Community Outreach Projects
- A Level and Whole School Performances
- Opportunities to lead/take part in school clubs
An introduction to drama and theatre with practical exploration of a set text and practioner. Rehearse and perform key extracts for internal assessment as we as a portfolio based on the exploration of the extract.
Explore extract from new play and practioner to devise. Prepare new mono/duologue for assessment and prepare new group performance from text. Revise set texts and watch live pieces of theatre for the written exam.
Component Overview Assessment
1: Devising 40% Students devise a piece of theatre, which they then perform. They will record the process in a portfolio. Internally assessed and externally moderated.
2: Text in Performance 20% Group performance from a performance text. Perform a mono/duologue from a different text. Externally assessed by a visiting examiner.
3: Theatre makers in Practice 40% Evaluation of a piece of live theatre seen. Practical exploration of a set text. Exam 2 hours 30 minutes - A: Live Theatre Evaluation. B: Questions on a set text. C: Directors interpretation.
GSCE grade 6 in Drama and a grade 5 in English. A love of performing is also important.
A Level Drama and Theatre opens up a whole range of career opportunities, as you will have the ability to work in a team, the confidence to talk to large groups of people and the ability to adapt to various situations. This course will prepare you for degree level study at university in many subjects but especially in Theatre and Performance. This is the first step to securing a career in professional acting, community theatre, directing, technical theatre, theatre production, writing, motivational speaking and teaching.