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Drama and Theatre AS/A Level (OCR) at Crawshaw Academy

Course description

Course Description

Outline of the course

·         This is a practical course and an enjoyment for performing is required.

·         You will be completing practical and written tasks in accordance to a given brief, assessment or project.

·         You complete written tasks based on the practical work you will be creating.

·         There will be an externally assessed unit, which will be a performance that the students must undertake.


Course content

Course Content

Units of study:

You will study 6 units in total. The mandatory unit is Performing to an Audience. You will then choose 5 others from this list below.

Mandatory Units:

Performing to an Audience:

This unit gives students the experience of performing a role as part of an ensemble presenting rehearsed work to a live audience.

Specialist Units:

You will be able to specialise in your chosen units, which means the course can be tailored to your particular interested.

Units you can choose from:

Devising Plays                                                                                   Auditions for Actors

Rehearsing for Performance                                                      Storytelling as Performance

Marketing for the Performing Arts                                          Musical Theatre Performance

Theatre for children                                                                       Performing with Mask:


Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Entrants to the course must have achieved at least 5 x 9-4 grades at GCSE subjects. Grade 6 preferred in GCSE English.



Students are assessed through a combination of written examination, practical performance and portfolio work. Students will gain many opportunities to perform to live audiences. 

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Future opportunities

Future Opportunities

Students can go on to study a wide variety of academic and vocational courses in HE with this qualification, and/ or go into a wide variety of careers in which communication skills are important, for example Performing Arts, Film & Media, Law and Education.

Further information

Further Information

For further information on this course please  check the Edexcel website:

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: 16 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years