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A Level Drama and Theatre Studies at St Bartholomew's School

Course description

AS (50% of full A Level course)
A one year course involving two modules, one internally assessed, but externally moderated, and one externally assessed. The course aims to develop a practical and theoretical knowledge of theatrical production through performance and written exam. Unit 1: A response to live theatre and the study of one play. Unit 2: The presentation of an extract from a play.

A2 (50% of full A Level course)
Designed as a natural progression from the AS, this one year course also contains two modules. Unit 3: Devised production. Unit 4: Study of two contrasting plays.


Students are expected to adopt a professional attitude in keeping with the demands of the theatre workplace. Within this sphere, all candidates are encouraged to develop their levels of general understanding, focusing on specific areas of interest. An on-going creative environment where students and staff have a mutual respect for each other and the rigours of the work is essential. During the course it is hoped that individuals will gain insights into their suitability for any prospective career route. Students will be expected to rehearse in their own time.

Financial information

Students will be expected to go on regular theatre visits – this will incur some expense, usually at student rates.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bartholomew's School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

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