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Drama and Theatre Studies at Prospect School

Course description

The A Level Drama and Theatre course extends the skills learnt at GCSE in devising, exploration of text, performing and evaluating. Students will gain experience of live performance both as a performer and an audience member. Further skills in production elements such as lighting, sound, set and so forth will also underpin the work explored.

Course content

  • Component One: Drama and Theatre
  • Component Two: Creating original drama (practical)
  • Component Three: Making Theatre (practical)

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English at Grade 5 or above
  • Four GCSE's at Grade C or above
  • An interest in performing


  • 60% Practical Assessment
  • 40% Written examination

Future opportunities

Drama is an entry requirement for most Drama degrees and a good complementary/contrasting subject to other A-Levels even if you're not considering Drama at university. A Drama degree can led to careers in teaching, performer, directing, community based work, therapy, as a Drama Therapist and so forth.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prospect School directly.

Last updated date: 07 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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    • At Prospect we are committed to continuous improvement and the raising of educational standards. As a Specialist College in Sports and ICT we aim to build on our current successful practice of developing young people who are physically, emotionally and educationally healthy. The concept of ‘personal best’ is used to develop students who are determined to succeed with whatever academic, sporting or personal goal they set. We are very proud to be able to offer the widest range of learning options of any school in Reading, backed up by an excellent welfare structure. We encourage and project an ethos of mutual respect and support where the diversity of people’s backgrounds is used to enrich our community and everyone is treated with equal value and care. Staff are committed to working in partnership with students and parents to widen perspectives, raise expectations, give encouragement, offer guidance and help every child achieve their personal best. We celebrate and recognise all types of achievement to build self-belief and self-esteem and to create an enjoyable and rewarding learning atmosphere. We are rightly proud of our school and students and aim to give you a flavour of what we have to offer, but in order to fully appreciate for yourself the fantastic facilities and opportunities, I would encourage you to visit us to see the school in action for yourself.