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Drama A Level at Langley Park School for Boys

Course description

The course allows students to study the history of theatre in detail from a number of eras through written and practical means.

Course content

- A diversity of acting skills and styles both traditional (Brechtian, Stanislavkian) and modern (Frantic assembly, Kneehigh).
- Directorial skills in relation to scripted, monologue and originally devised theatre.
- Skills and leadership qualities within theatre production.
- Theory practice from a range of practitioners. • Reviewing live theatre.

Practical work includes:
- Creating and devising an original group piece of drama from a stimulus.
- Group performance from a scripted piece of drama.
- Performance of a monologue

Entry requirements

B in Drama.

- A passion for theatre and acting of all types.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a group.
- High level of concentration.
- Clear leadership, presentational and directorial skills.
- Discipline in performance and evaluative work.
- Creativity in all aspects of theatrical production.


Component 1: Devising. 40%
1. Devised Performance
2. Written Portfolio of 2500-3000 words

Component 2: Text in Performance. 20%
1. Group scripted performance
2. Monologue or Duologue

Component 3: Written examination, 2 hours 30 minutes. 40%
1. Live theatre evaluation
2. Study of complete performance text
3. Practical exploration of second performance text and theatre practitioner

Future opportunities

Drama allows students to develop a multitude of skills, both practical and academic, allowing them to progress into a vast array of different professions and courses at university or drama school. Past students have gone on to such schools as RADA, LAMDA and the Central School of Speech & Drama

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Langley Park School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 15 May 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September