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Drama & Theatre Studies A-Level at The Coleshill School

Course description

This exciting, yet demanding course requires good group skills and initiative. Students are expected to undertake a considerable amount of self-supported study. Excellent attendance is a must. In developing a high degree of group cooperation and self-presentation, quick creative thinking and critical analysis, the course cultivates attributes that are invaluable in all employment areas; Personnel, Marketing, Public Relations, Broadcasting, Politics, Management, the Legal Profession, Teaching as well as careers in Drama.

Course content

Unit 1 Exploration of Drama & Theatre AS Level 40% (A2 Level 20%)

Unit 2 Text in Performance AS Level 30% (A2 Level 30%)

Unit 3 Exploration of Dramatic Performance A2 Level 40% (20% of AS/A2 Level)

Unit 4 Text in Context A2 Level 60%

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to A Level Courses are 5 A* to C grades at GCSE including English and Maths.

Subject Specific

Grade C in GCSE English. A good grade in GCSE Drama is preferred, but not essential



Unit 1 is assessed through a combination of practical and written assessments while exploring two contrasting plays. Students will also review a live piece of theatre. Student work be assessed by the teacher and extrernally moderated. Unit 2 is assessed through performance, with either a monologue or duologue, and then in a group performance of a scripted play. Both performances will be assessed by a visiting examiner. Students can opt for design or performance.


Unit 3 is assessed through the students’ exploration of a topic, using all of the theatre skills learned to develop a devised piece. Students are assessed by the teacher to their contribution to the devising process, their final performance and a written record of their work. Unit 4 is assessed through a final examination where students will demonstrate their knowledge of two more plays.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 April 2015
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