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Drama & Theatre AS/A2 Level at Alderbrook School

Course description

Drama reflects and even drives our cultural evolution. It has the power to enrich lives, challenge thinking, and can touch our deepest emotions. In performing, actors have a creative space to explore their interpretation of human nature. Drama has a prominent role in contributing to modern living through television, the internet, cinema and radio as well as theatre.

Course content

The course is practical, intellectual and artistic. You will be expected to explore the structural elements of theatre from the page to the stage. In order to be successful and enjoy this subject, you will need to have a keen interest in the history of drama and study the practitioners, theatrical forms and conventions that make theatre such a compelling and exciting subject. You must be able to analyse and critically deconstruct the work you study, create and witness.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in GCSE Drama.



Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Drama & Theatre Studies include:


Drama and theatre arts, performing arts, theatre production or design, film & TV studies, media, english, law, journalism, teaching, marketing, human resource management.


  Possible careers: 

Directly related: Actor, director, playwright, dancer, producer, radio presenter, broadcaster, stage manager, front of house manager, stage designer, education officer, tour manager, marketing & PR, editor, teacher, theatre critic, agent.

Further afield: Lawyer, barrister, politics, business or project management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2015
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Key information

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