Drama and Theatre Studies AS A2 at Wrenn Academy
Drama and Theatre Studies at Wrenn School is a highly enjoyable subject, which has become more and more popular in recent years.What do I need to know before taking this course?It is important that you are interested in gaining a greater understanding of how theatre and plays work and that you are very keen to be involved with performances. Am I suitable for this course?Yes if you are curious about issues and ideas and have a creative way of presenting those ideas. You will have to be keen on acting, writing, or the technical side of the theatre. You must have an interest in going to the theatre to see all sorts of plays. You do not necessarily have to have done GCSE Drama.What will I learn on this course?The course demands practical, creative and communication skills in equal measures. You will extend you ability to create drama and theatre, either in a performing or production role. You will be required to write about drama and to develop your powers of analysis to become an informed critic. The course will involve taking part in drama productions, as well as studying plays and playwrights.What will I do in the first year of the course?In your first year you will cover a wide variety of subjects. You will study in depth two plays in a practical way and you will look at a wide variety of theatre companies and theatre directors.You will take part in a performance of a published play where you will either perform, design the costumes or design the set. The performance will then be shown publicly.You will also learn how to critically analyse a play and how to write about it in a formal way.What will I do in the second year of the course?You will work as part of a team and devise a play. You can perform, direct or work on the technical side.Rather than performing a whole play, you will adapt and direct part of a play and find a new and interesting way of performing it.You will also look at the performance of a play throughout the ages and gain real expertise in the subject.Remember at every stage of the way you will be supported by the Drama Department.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wrenn Academy directly.