Drama and Theatre

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


You will gain an appreciation of the skills of acting and performance. You will grow to appreciate and understand how a script can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Students benefit by becoming confident in public speaking, time management and essay writing


You will perform both scripted work and improvisation and work in a range of different groups. You will need to be committed, reliable and a good team player, who will work with a group to stage successful performances. We organise workshops in which you will be required to participate. We visit London or local theatres regularly and expect you to accompany us. 

How will it be delivered?

Component 1 (40%) Drama and theatre (3 hour written examination)
Section A – One question on a set text, answered from a practical perspective
Section B – One question on an extract from a second set text 
Section C – One question on a single live production 

Component 2 (30%) Creating Original Drama  
An original devised performance influenced by the work of a prescribed practitioner, with a supporting working notebook. Students work in groups, using recognised techniques to create original work. 

Component 3 (30%) Making theatre
Practical study of three extracts from contrasting plays, plus a reflective report. Presentation of the final extract from a play to a visiting examiner. Assessment of the reflective report also includes preparatory and development work on all three texts. 

Entry requirements

We expect at least a Grade 6 in Drama if studied in Key Stage 4 and a Grade 6 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature. Equally important is a genuine enthusiasm for our subject and an eagerness to participate in our very active lessons.

Your next steps...

An A Level in Drama and Theatre will open doors at all British universities and a degree provides excellent training for careers in the theatre, arts, law, media, publishing, marketing, education and all industries with a focus on interpersonal skills.