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Drama & Theatre Studies A Level at East Norfolk Sixth Form College

Course description

This is an exciting and challenging course, academically and practically. It helps you to develop strong independent and group working skills and encourages you to be resourceful and inventive. You’ll explore classical and modern plays and will learn about performance theory through practical exploration of text and evaluative writing. You have to manage your time well and attend some rehearsals after college and at weekends, and make evening theatre visits. You will work closely with the students in your group and may find that you make your best friends at college in the drama room.

Course content

  • Visit the theatre and learn to write about what you have seen
  • Explore Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ and find out how professional actors tackle complex texts
  • Study contemporary director, Max Stafford-Clark and ‘In-Yer-Face’ Theatre
  • Explore the foundations of acting through Stanislavski and Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’
  • Take a look at a variety of other important theatre forms and texts
  • Devise and present your own piece of original drama

Entry requirements

A minimum average GCSE score of 5.00 including at least a C grade in GCSE English Language.

You must have a genuine interest in theatre (including Shakespeare, classical and modern drama), and a commitment to performance.


Awarding Body - AQA

60% from written exams

40% from coursework (including performance to an audience)

Future opportunities

Past students have gone on to read Drama at university or to enter professional training at major drama schools.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Norfolk Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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