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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at The Axe Valley Community College

Course description

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME? Yes if you are:  ready to perform  experimental  a risk taker  a good listener  a good communicator  ready to lead  a hard worker  an avid reader  ready to initiate rehearsals  ready to improvise  willing to commit to extra-curricular activities.

Course content

AS Unit 1 – Studying two plays through practical exploration and evaluating live performance from theatre visits. Unit 2 – Rehearse and perform two pieces of scripted theatre to an audience and a visiting examiner. A2 Unit 3 – This unit requires the creation of a unique and original piece of theatre. This unit is initiated and rehearsed by the students as an ensemble with guidance from your teachers Unit 4 – This externally examined written unit requires the detailed study of one prescribed play and one prescribed historical period of theatrical development.

Entry requirements

The normal 5 A* to C pass rate to study advanced Level 3 courses. You must have GCSE Drama and/or English A* to C.


Unit one – Internally assessed practical and written work by your teacher and externally moderated Unit two – Marked by a visiting examiner Unit three – Internally assessed practical and written work by your teacher and externally moderated Unit four – Externally examined.

Future opportunities

Be a performer in a variety of areas. Work in the entertainment industry. Become a journalist focusing on the entertainment industry. Find employment in the theatre designing stages, costumes etc. All employers appreciate the value of creative, self-disciplined and cooperative people who are team players.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Axe Valley Community College directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years