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Drama and Theatre A Level at WQE

Course description

This course provides a balance of practical performing and continuing study, and reading, analysing and acting from recognised texts. You will participate in practical workshops and visit the theatre to see a range of contemporary and traditional performances. You will also devise original performances from creative group improvisation. There are opportunities for students who wish to focus on technical options such as costume, set, lighting or sound design in performance exams.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements, it is desirable to have studied Drama, Performing Arts or Dance at GCSE or BTEC level although this is not compulsory and good current experience of practical performance work may qualify. This will be established on interview.


Component 1: Theatre Workshop (20% of qualification)
You will produce a performance based on a set text and using the focus of a theatre practitioner or a contemporary theatre company. This will be internally assessed by your teacher and externally moderated. A written creative log will support this performance work.
Component 2: Text in Action (40% of qualification)
You will perform 2 pieces of theatre based on a stimulus supplied by WQE; a devised piece using the techniques and working methods of either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognized theatre company (different to Component 1) and an extract from a text in a contrasting style. These performances will be externally assessed by a visiting examiner.
Component 3: Text in Performance (40% of qualification).
This is a written examination based on two set texts, there is a third ‘closed book’ section with a series of questions based on an extract from prepared text.

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years