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Drama & Theatre Studies AS & A Level at Caterham High School

Course description

This is an exciting but extremely challenging course, which offers a real opportunity to broaden your experience in Drama. The emphasis is on drama as a intellectual and artistic subject.

Entry requirements

7 GCSE’s at grade A*–C including Maths and English at grade C/grade 4. Drama A Level is the natural successor to GCSE Drama which is strongly recommended as a prerequisite (at grade C or above).


For AS Component One: Practitioners In Practise 40%
Devising coursework which is assessed by your teacher, and moderated by an external moderator. You will also devise an original performance piece, where there are performer or designer routes available.

For AS Component Two: Exploring And Performing Texts 20%
Learners will perform one performance text. Visiting examiner.

For A2 programme: Component Three: Analysing Performance 20%
Learners will explore practically two performance texts on a chosen theme.
Written Paper. 2 hours 15 mins

For A2 Programme: Component Four: Deconstructing Texts for Performance 20%
Learners will interpret and explore practically a performance text considering how to create, develop and direct a performance for an audience.
Written Paper. 1 hour 45 mins

Future opportunities

Higher Education at university or college, drama school, teacher training. Careers in theatre as performers, designers, administration managers, educational theatre, drama therapy, social work, teaching, work in local regional or national arts provision, arts administration, film, television and radio.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caterham High School directly.

Last updated date: 03 January 2017
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