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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Aylesbury Grammar School

Course description

Why Study Drama & Theatre Studies?

To develop your appreciation of Drama & Theatre Studies through practical and theoretical studies to the point where you can direct, perform, analyse and respond to theatre at an accomplished level.

You will study 7 texts in total: 3 texts at AS and a further 4 at A2. They will be texts set by the examination board and include modern contemporary and historical dramatists. You will learn how to mark up a director’s script from a previously unseen text and review a live theatre production.

Practical work is assessed in November/December at AS and March/April of the second year at A2. This will be performed in front of an audience and be fully produced with lights, sound, costume and set. All practical work is accompanied by a detailed Process Journal which traces your development through rehearsal to performance.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

A grade B in English Language and a B in Drama if you have taken it at GCSE. A genuine interest in all forms of drama and theatre, plus the ability to work with others, be adaptable, and cope with performance to an audience and examiners.


How is it Assessed?

AS Level: Practical coursework and process mark 1 Written paper: Set texts Live theatre review

A2 Level: Practical examination on a set theme Coursework documentation and written evaluation Set text written paper Unseen text.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

Key information

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