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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Cranbrook School

Course description

Through drama you can become anyone, anywhere, at any time. By understanding drama you can learn to understand anyone, anywhere anytime.

Studying drama and theatre enables you to learn empathy and identification and opens up new dimensions of emotional experiences. By observing other people’s creative processes and products, it can assist you in accessing emotions, along with understanding different ways of interpreting and understanding information.

Drama increases your ability to think; creatively, imaginatively and divergently, it teaches students how to become critical consumers, rather than just passive viewers. Students will be questioning and critiquing their own and others’ processes and products, a valued skill that is transferable.

This is a practical, engaging and creative specification for students to study, providing a fantastic curriculum to ignite and engage students’ creativity, passion and interests.

Course content

AS drama and theatre (studied in Year 12)
  • Studying practitioners
  • The study of performance by recording, observing, evaluating, analysing and participating in the performance process
  • Performing live theatre
  • Written Paper 1 - Analysing performance
A2 drama and theatre (studied in Year 13)
  • Performing live theatre - Three performance texts
  • Analyse and evaluate a live theatre performance
  • Written paper 2 - Deconstructing texts for performance 

Entry requirements

GCSE Drama or Music though not essential. A good grade in GCSE English would be an advantage.

Future opportunities

Drama and Theatre A Level prepares learners for the further study of Drama or Performing Arts courses in Higher Education as well as developing transferable skills desired by all sectors of industry.

Our specification will help create independent learners, critical thinkers and effective decision makers – all personal attributes that can make them stand out as they progress through their education and into employment.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years