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Drama and Theatre Studies

Is this course for me?

You will need to be able to research, revise and express your ideas in exam conditions and be dedicated to independent reading and learning. You will need to be flexible in your approach to the course, and committed to meeting rehearsal schedules.

What will I learn?

Theatre Workshop: You will explore a play, and work within a group to reinterpret an extract of the play in a different style for a contemporary audience. This will be performed in front of a live audience.

Text in Action: You will explore one play, and perform it in a chosen style. You will also devise your own piece of theatre from a stimulus, linking to the style of a theatre practitioner. This will be performed in front of a live audience.

Text in Performance: You will study the social, historical, cultural and political background of three different plays, and create your own ideas of how they could be brought to life. You will write about these ideas in the final exam.

Anything else?

You will become immersed in the rich history that surrounds dramatic performance. You will need to have the confidence to perform to live audiences and self-management skills to meet deadlines.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirement: Standard A Level entry criteria, including grade 4 in GCSE English or Drama and an interest in drama and performance.

Future opportunities

This A Level is suitable for students who wish to pursue careers in acting/performance art, broadcasting, theatre management, theatre design, journalism, directing and producing
performances. You will develop a wide range
of valuable transferable skills to prepare you
for whatever your next steps may be.

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