Are you interested in both the theoretical and practical aspects of theatre? Are you keen to develop your practical skills as an actor, designer or director whilst having an academic element to your studies? Then A Level Drama and Theatre Studies is a great option for you!

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and grade 5 in GCSE English Literature. General entry criteria also applies.

This course has both a practical and academic element to learning. In addition to analysing scripts and theoretical texts, you will also hone your acting and performing skills. Topics include:

• Drama and theatre

• Creating original drama

• Making theatre

Working with your classmates, you will work together to undertake a practical exploration and interpretation of key texts, which will see you create a devised performance piece relating to these texts. You’ll also produce a log book and a working notebook where you will evaluate the performance. Our outstanding teaching staff will help you work with your peers, and you will enjoy performing in our state-of-the-art theatre.

If you are passionate about theatre and drama, and want an academic element to your studies, this course is a fantastic option.

This course is assessed via written examinations and a performance which is assessed by an external examiner.

An A Level in Drama and Theatre Studies can support you to progress to a range of exciting careers. Your chosen combination of courses will help you to determine your next steps. Typically, our students progress to careers in areas such as Acting, Drama and Creative Arts.

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Drama and Theatre Studies alumnus, Lawrence Guntert, is currently performing at the Union Theatre, London, in a production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun.’

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