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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at The Folkestone School for Girls

Course description

Drama & Theatre Studies

Course content

This course encourages students to develop their creativity, communication skills, confidence and team work, alongside developing a deep understanding of Drama and Theatre from both an actor’s, and a director’s point of view. Component 1 – Devising (40%) In this unit you will create an original piece of theatre using text and a Drama Practitioner as a stimulus. You will develop a devising portfolio to map your progress. Component 2 – Text in Performance (20%) In this unit you will perform extracts from a set text as a group, and a monologue from a different text. Component 3 – Theatre Makers in Practice (40%) You will explore a set text, focusing on how it could be performed, from page to stage. In this unit you will also study and evaluate a live piece of theatre, and as a director, consider how to stage another set text. All Drama students will be required to attend evening theatre trips and partake in evening performance work.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 6 or above in Drama.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses, which could be related to the performing arts, to prepare for higher education in the arts or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to the performing arts such as working in the Film, Television or Theatre industries. You may also like to look at joining a theatre group to increase your drama and theatre experience. The course offers a distinct subject content which provides you with the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers from lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your CXK Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 year