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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Claremont High School Academy

Course description

No two drama lessons are ever quite the same.

In one lesson you might be introduced to the background of one of your set texts. You might be shown a range of stimuli to help you research the period the play is set in. In the next lesson you might be working practically on the script, thinking up ideas for how you might design an appropriate stage setting whilst also working as a group of actors, exploring the meaning of lines and discussing how to bring the scene to life on stage for an audience.

In another lesson you might be preparing for a theatre visit; looking at the text of a play that you are going to see, reading a couple of scenes and preparing yourselves to be informed members of an audience. Other lessons might involve rehearsing your own production, experimenting with performance and staging techniques to create meaning for your potential audience.

Although no two drama lessons are ever the same, there will be one feature common to all. You, your fellow students and your teacher will be working together to understand drama and create theatre. You will learn that what the audience experiences is at the centre of every aspect of your studies.

Theatre Studies, highly valued by employees and universities, has seen past students offered places at universities ranging from Warwick, Hull and Oxford, to Middlesex and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. The subject enhances transferable skills that are relevant to a wide range of careers in everything from law, journalism, education and media.

AS Level

  • Unit 1 Written
  • Unit 2 Scripted Performance

A2 Level

  • Unit 3 Written
  • Unit 4 Devised Performance

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C and B in English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Claremont High School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015
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Key information

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