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Drama & Theatre Studies A Level at Lincoln Castle Academy

Course description

Want a subject that enables you to get up and explore how other people think or feel? Want a subject that will stretch your imagination as well as your body? Want a subject that will only be satisfying when you reach out and work with others creatively? Then this is the one for you! The satisfaction you will get from creating a role, realising a set design or devising your own piece of theatre is like no other.

As this is a partially practical subject, not only will you increase your confidence when performing and presenting work in front of an audience (both as an individual and when working in a group) but you will also gain and develop skills in acting and directing, from first hand practical experience along with becoming skilled in the analysis of texts. Drama and Theatre Studies links well with Media and English (both Literature and Language) and also with other creative arts like Music and Photography.

Entry requirements

All students interested in taking this subject will have to audition (3 – 5 minute original, devised monologue) in front of the Head of Drama and ideally have achieved a Grade ‘C’ or above in GCSE English Language as well as Drama at ‘C’/’Pass’ or better. If you have confidence to perform in public then this course would be a great choice for you! This course will run depending upon cohort compatibility with the content.

Future opportunities

This subject will be useful for you in any career that deals with people and public speaking as you will gain and develop secure social skills. Obviously, if you want a career in the theatre such as: actor, director, stage manager, set designer, SFX or LFX support then this is the correct choice of subject for you. However, less obvious career paths could also include; journalism, broadcasting, teaching, media and the expressive arts.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lincoln Castle Academy directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years