Theatre Studies at Calday Grange Grammar School
Within the Drama and Theatre Studies specification students can pursue their interests and develop their skills in a range of practical drama elements involving acting, directing and design. It offers students the freedom to choose both the content and the form of their practical presentation at each level. Assessment for the practical units takes account of the students’ contribution throughout the preparation period as well as of their final performance.
The Drama and Theatre Studies specification provides opportunities for candidates to explore and increase their understanding of a wide range of issues. Through the study of plays and live productions, candidates are able to explore the human condition and evaluate their own existence and values in relation to society. Drama and theatre address a wide range of psychological and sociological issues, the plays dealing with issues of conflict or concern which face individuals or groups, and as a consequence explore a wide range of human desires, motivation, interaction and behaviour, both for individuals and in relation to society. The analysis and appreciation of the subject matter of plays encourages understanding of moral and ethical issues and choosing how to present these for an audience encourages sympathetic treatment of the dilemmas. An A*-B grade in GCSE Drama is the preferred entry requirement but consideration will be given to students with a C grade, or no experience of GCSE Drama if they can demonstrate an active and participating interest in the subject.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Calday Grange Grammar School directly.