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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Haslingden High School, Specialist Arts, Maths and Computing College

Course description

Theatre Studies teaches students to unpick a play text and gives them as the necessary vocabulary to realise it in performance across a range of disciplines, both theoretical and artistic, as directors, performers and designers. Students will make theatre themselves, rooting their ideas in practitioner theory and the rich history of dramaturgy. By the end of the course, students will be sophisticated theatrical practitioners, capable of directing/ designing/ acting and staging a play

Course content

- Unit 1: Devising from a text/ applying practitioner methods
- Unit 2: Text in performance
- Unit 3: Theatre makers in practice

Entry requirements

Grade B or above at GCSE Drama and grade 4 at GCSE English.


This course is assessed by a combination of examination (70%) and coursework that includes performance (30%).

Future opportunities

The creative industries are the fastest growing area of the British economy. Last year they employed over 2.8 million people. Theatre Studies is the next logical step to a career in the creative industries. The huge variety of skills developed here: creative thinking, interpretation, interpersonal skills and the ability to make ideas powerful for an audience, are all highly attractive skills to employers. A wide variety of degree courses are available to theatre students, including theatre management, design degrees and theatrical performance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haslingden High School, Specialist Arts, Maths and Computing College directly.

Last updated date: 07 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September