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Drama & Theatre Studies at King James's School

Course description

AS/A2 Drama & Theatre Studies offers you the opportunity to study many facets of theatre in a uniquely practical way. The course is written by AQA and is designed for students with a passion for theatre and performance. Much of the course is concerned with discovering how to transform words on the page into words on stage: the process of what happens to the drama text as a group of people get hold of it and begin to fashion a piece of live theatre from it.

This is a subject that requires a hands-on approach; indeed a large percentage of the final result is based on practical work, and you will be required to work closely with the rest of your group in problem-solving and communicating within a team.

The course requires a large commitment from you in terms of contribution both in and out of lessons. Regular theatre visits and practical work supplement the academic studies. The emphasis of the course is very much on putting theory into practice.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent qualification)

A grade C or above in GCSE Drama or a merit/distinction in BTEC Performing Arts would be an advantage if you are considering taking this course. Previous experience of theatre and performing are essential.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

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