A level Drama & Theatre will involve taking part in practical work to explore a range of different plays, demonstrating your understanding of performance texts and studying the work and methodologies of two influential theatre practitioners.
As part of this course you will go to see live theatre and work alongside theatre practitioners.
On this two year course you will take part
in three externally assessed performances.
Unit 01: DEVISING (40%) – Your creation
and performance of original piece of
theatre, working as a member of a cast.
Submission of written coursework about
the devising and performance of your
production in the form of a portfolio.
Unit 02: TEXT IN PERFORMANCE (20%)
– Your performance of a monologue and
a group performance of an extract from a
play you have studied on the course.
You will also be assessed on your
understanding of drama and theatre in a
Unit 03: THEATRE MAKERS IN PRACTICE
(40%) This is made up of three sections:
Section A: Live Theatre Evaluation –
Analysis and evaluation of a play you have
seen in production.
Section B: Page to Stage: Realising a
Performance Text – How you would stage
a script in performance.
Section C: Interpreting a Performance
Text – Presentation of your own Director’s
Concept of a play for a contemporary
Many A level Drama & Theatre students go on to university where they take a range of degree courses including Law, Criminology and English. Students also progress to drama schools such as RADA
and careers in the professional theatre.
In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:
Grade 4 in English Language or English Literature, Grade 4 in Drama
Grade 4 in English Language and English Literature, and appropriate experience in performing in live theatre