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Drama and Theatre Studies at The Grange School

Course description

This course is designed for students who enjoy reading

plays and watching or participating in drama - as

performers, directors, or designers - and who want

to develop their skills in one or more of these areas.

One of the attractions of this Drama and Theatre

Studies course is the group work that you will find is

at the heart of the practical element of the course.

However, this subject is not solely about acting and we are not interested in simply

training actors. It helps to encourage your self-awareness and confidence. It enables you

to understand yourselves and the world in which you live. It encourages you to think

freely and not be afraid to ask questions or air your views. You will learn to communicate

effectively with each other and to value trust and co-operation.


You will be expected to study and research the theory in the same manner as any other

subject, which is with background reading and essay-writing. The practical work is an

integral part of our teaching and you will be expected to volunteer your own free time to

extend your performance technique through rehearsals, or to enhance your knowledge of

live theatre through regular theatre visits or workshops.

Entry requirements

Our standard academic entry requirements

into the Sixth Form at The Grange School are:

¬ Students should secure Grade A or A* in the

four or five subjects to be studied at AS level;

¬ Where the subject is not offered at GCSE

(e.g. Philosophy), we would expect to see

evidence of Grade A or A* in related subjects;

¬ These results should be accompanied with

four other GCSEs at Grade B or above which

should include English and Mathematics if

they are not one of the chosen AS subjects;

¬ Any remaining GCSE examination results

should be at Grade C or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grange School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

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