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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Cotswold Edge Sixth Form

Course description

You will consider how the meaning of plays might be interpreted and communicated to an audience by having a go yourself. You will explore the creation of character through the use of movement, voice and face, as well as having opportunities to experiment with the impact of other elements, such as lighting, sound, costume and setting.

From the point of view of director and performer, you will analyse and evaluate the creation of theatre through the ages, and you will use what you discover to devise and perform drama of your own to an audience, both as part of a group and as an individual. This is an extremely practical course, involving getting up and doing, not sitting around discussing (though there is a lot of that, too).

Entry requirements

For all Level 3 courses, students are expected to have achieved a minimum of 5 GGSEs at grade C or equivalent. For A Levels this should include both English and Maths.


AS Level

 Unit title: Exploration of drama & theatre Assessment: Practical & coursework internally assessed

Unit title: Theatre text in performance Assessment: Performance exam externally assessed

A2 Level

Unit title: Exploration of dramatic performance Assessment: Internally assessed

Unit title: Theatre text in context Assessment: Examination

Future opportunities

This course will develop your analytical and creative skills as well as your ability to communicate effectively with others, not to mention providing evidence that you can work under pressure and overcome nerves. This will underpin a wide variety of further education courses. Drama can be studied at drama school as a vocational course for professional acting. Leading universities also run a variety of BA degrees in drama and theatre studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cotswold Edge Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2015

Key information

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