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Drama & Theatre Studies AS A2 at Elizabeth Woodville School

Course description

'GCSE Drama was thoroughly enjoyable. A Level has exceeded all my expectations.' Do you find the theatre and live performance stimulating? Do you enjoy exploring acting skills and learning from your own experiences? Do you want to find out how drama works? Do you find reading and studying plays illuminating and challenging?

Course content

Drama & Theatre Studies is a fascinating subject, which allows you to explore a wide variety of techniques in both a practical and theoretical way. You will look at and extend your ability to create drama and theatre and develop your powers of analysis to become an informed critic. 

Entry requirements

You must enjoy getting involved and have the confidence to stand up in front of an audience. You will need lots of energy and enthusiasm;love reading and watching plays and undertaking research into theatre history and playwrights and enjoy taking part in group discussion and performances.


AssessmentThe AS Level consists of three units - 1) a detailed practical study of at least two plays and some famous theatre practitioners, directors and companies, 2) performing a role in a production of a play and 3) a written exam evaluating the play you performed and a play you have watched. The Advanced Level consists of three further units involving devising an original piece of drama, and two further written exams.

Future opportunities

Career pathsDrama combines well with other arts A Levels and is useful for any profession that requires communication skills. It can also lead on to degree courses in related performing arts and theatre studies.

Further information

Quote from our Ofsted Report 2003 ‘Students achieve well in Drama’

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elizabeth Woodville School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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