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Drama and Theatre A Level - LEA at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

The WJEC Eduqas A Level in Drama and Theatre offers a practical and challenging course of study which enables learners to develop and apply an informed, analytical framework for making, performing, interpreting and understanding drama and theatre.

The course will help to create independence, critical thinking and effective decision-making – all personal attributes that can make students stand out as they progress through their education and into employment.

The exciting and inspiring curriculum will ignite and engage creativity, passion and interests, enabling learners to experience a range of opportunities to develop theatre, both published text-based and devised work.

Course content

Component 1: Theatre Workshop

Learners participate in the creation, development and performance of:

-one reinterpretation of an extract from a text, using the working methods and techniques of

either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company.

Component 2: Text in Action

Learners participate in the creation, development and performance of:

-one devised piece using the working methods and techniques of a second different influential theatre practitioner or recognised theatre company.

-one extract from a text in a different style to the devised performance.

Component 3: Text in Performance

Learners explore:

-two complete performance texts from different historical periods.

-one extract from a third contrasting text.

Entry requirements

Specific Entry Requirements for this course:

Students will need GCSE English at grade 5 and GCSE Drama at grade 6 or BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Performing Arts (Acting) at Merit, if studied. They will also be required to pass a drama audition.


Assessment Below are the assessment objectives for this specification. Learners must:

AO1 Create and develop ideas to communicate meaning as part of the theatre making process, making connections between dramatic theory and practice.

AO2 Apply theatrical skills to realise artistic intentions in live performance.

AO3 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how drama and theatre is developed and performed

AO4 Analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others.

Summary of Assessment:

Component 1 – Theatre Workshop – Non-Exam Assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated. 20% of qualification.

Component 2 – Text in Action – Non-Exam Assessment: externally assessed by a visiting examiner. 40% of qualification.

Component 3 – Text in Performance – Written Examination: 2 hours 30 minutes. 40% of qualification. p>

Future opportunities

Higher Education and Career Opportunities

The study of A Level Drama paves the way to a wide range of career possibilities, including those involving public speaking and presenting, leadership and management, group co-operation and interaction, performing and communicating, teaching and learning, problem solving and investigation, and analysis and evaluation.


This qualification provides a strong foundation for students to progress to Higher Education and equips learners for progression into the workplace. Students will have the skills required to experience Drama and Theatre at University or enrol onto a vocational training programme at a Drama school or within the Performing Arts Industry.


Further information

Helen Lowe - Associate Senior Leader

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: 19 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September

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