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Theatre Studies AS/A2 Level at The Bishops' Blue Coat CofE High School

Course description

The course provides the student with the opportunity to promote an enjoyment of and interest in Drama and Theatre both as a participant and as an informed member of an audience. Students will extend their skills, knowledge and understanding needed to communicate through Drama and Theatre, encouraging life-long learning and providing access to drama, theatre and related careers.

Course content

AS The study and workshop of two plays, practically explored with written notes. Written evaluation of a live performance monologue/duologue performance or design realisation group performance or design realisation

A2 Creation and performance or design of original piece of drama, External assessment: 2½ hour written examination on a set text and historical performance conditions

Entry requirements

To undertake this course, students should have a minimum of grade C in English language, preferably a B. It is not necessary to have taken Drama at GCSE level, but it is preferred. It is important that you are interested in gaining a greater understanding of how theatre and plays work, and that you are keen to be involved with performances.


AS Unit 1 - 20% Coursework (practical and written), Unit 2 - 30% Practical Examination

A2 Unit 3 - 20% Coursework (practical and written), Unit 4 - 30% Written Examination

Future opportunities

Employers look to recruit individuals who are confident and articulate. They also look for people who are capable of working effectively as part of a team, creating an end product efficiently. These skills are developed through Theatre Studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bishops' Blue Coat CofE High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years