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Drama and Theatre Studies A level at The Dukeries Academy

Course description

The Drama and Theatre Studies course does what it says on the label. This interesting and thought provoking course explores the world of theatre from both a practical and academic angle.

Confidence is the key to this very successful course and both performing and directorial skills will be required as students will be expected to create individual and inspiring pieces of theatre that show a developed understanding of the human race.

You will be required to study in depth a number of play texts from a range of genres and time periods. This study will increase your knowledge and understanding of how playwrights are influenced by the society in which they lived; the historical happenings of the time in which they live and culture they surround themselves in.

Entry requirements

GCSE Drama grade C and 5 A*-C grades at GCSE (including English and Maths). Students are also expected to take part in school productions.


  • Unit 1 Study of 2 play texts, written notes and practical exploration
  • Unit 2 Performance in 2 different pieces of theatre
  • Unit 3 Original piece of theatre, taking on roles of both director and actor
  • Unit 4 Written exam on development of ideas for theatre and how theatre has changed through time.

Future opportunities

Drama will set you up for a career in thousands of different jobs where communication is a key aspect. Drama students have previously taken up careers in theatre and dramatic performance and production, social work, nursing, teaching, film making, armed forces, law, music performance, journalism, writing, English, history, management and promotions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Dukeries Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years