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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Raine's Foundation School

Course description


Since the emphasis in most GCSE Drama and Theatre Arts courses is on improvisation, devised work and/or performing, AS Level in Drama and Theatre Studies deliberately focuses on working with plays. In this way, AS Level Drama and Theatres Studies aims to bridge the gap between GCSE and full Advanced GCE by providing an opportunity to study plays from the point of view of a director, designer, performer and informed audience member. The qualification is designed to enable students to acquire a knowledge and understanding of the language of drama and theatre as well as to develop their performing and analytical skills.


The full Advanced GCE in Drama and Theatres Studies aims to extend the knowledge, skills and understanding acquired in the Advance Subsidiary units by enabling students to apply what they have learned in their own creative work. In devising theatre, students alternate between the roles of playwright, performer, designer and director, and apply their knowledge of different theatre forms and structures gained from Advanced Subsidiary to the creation of their own work. In performing theatre, students are required to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding within the structure of a director’s interpretation of a play, and to operate at a highly intellectual level as well as at a highly skilled practical level. The aim of the full Advanced GCE is to enable students to operate more autonomously and with confidence within a drama and theatre context.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade A* - C, one of which must be either English or Maths. Applicants must normally be predicted or have gained at least a GCSE Grade B in the subject they wish to study at this level. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Raine's Foundation School directly.

Last updated date: 25 March 2015
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Key information

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