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Drama and Theatre Studies at The Sixth Form College Farnborough

Course description

Drama and Theatre will develop your creative and critical theatre skills whilst deepening your knowledge and understanding of drama. 

You will improve your communication skills through academic analysis and improve your creative and practical skills through performance.

Course content

Component 1: Theatre Workshop (20%). Non-examination. Internally Assessed.

Choosing Acting or Design.

You will participate in the creation, development and performance of:

  • A deconstruction of an extract using the working methods of a theatre company or recognised practitioner.
  • You will also be required to produce a written portfolio or creative log of the process you undertook or a final performance design.

Component 2: Text in Action (40%). Non-Examination. Externally Assessed

Choosing Acting or Design.

You will participate in the creation, development and performance of:

  • A devised a piece using the techniques of a second practitioner or company based on a theme provided by W.J.E.C.
  • An extract from a text in a style chosen by you based on the same theme.
  • You must also produce a final report, evaluation or performance design.


  • A 5 minute presentation of Design Concept (Designers Only)
  • Set Design (including props)
  • Costume design (including hair and makeup)

Component 3: Text In Performance (40%). Written Examination.

Section A:

Two questions based on the study of two set texts, one from list A and one from List B.

List A: The Trojan Women, Richard II, Hedda Gabler, Machinal, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. 

List B: Saved, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Racing Demon, Chimerica, Love and Information.

Section B:

One question based on a ten minute extract of a text.

Theatre Text in Context - you will respond to a question as a director of a set text prescribed by the exam board.  In addition to this, you will be examined on your knowle

Entry requirements

  • You should have at least a grade C in English Language or English Literature.
  • If you have previous experience of drama or followed a GCSE course in Drama, this could be to your advantage but it is not essential.
  • More than this, you should enjoy working individually and in groups; whilst a commitment to rehearsal both individually and as part of a small group, sometimes out of College hours is essential.


Through a combination of examinations, coursework and practical assessments.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sixth Form College Farnborough directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2016

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