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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Chelsea Academy

Course description

At AS you will study two complete plays in depth. You will learn about practitioners from the past and present and you will perform a section of a play, as well as a monologue or duologue. Your acting ability will be challenged and stretched. You will also have the opportunity to see amazing live theatre.

At A2 you will work closely as a team to create your own, original piece of drama and perform and market it. You will study one complete play from the point of view of a director and plan rehearsals. You will learn about the history of theatre and how this affects the present and be able to make informed and intelligent connections between them.

Entry requirements

A grade 6 in GCSE English and Drama is required. If you have not studied GCSE Drama you will have an audition.


Coursework: 40%
Examination: 60%

Future opportunities

This course can lead to theatre studies at a university or to more general arts courses. The subject is also highly complementary to courses such as History, Psychology, English, Sociology and other arts subjects.

Drama and Theatre Studies also nurtures and develops transferable skills that are highly valued in today’s competitive job market, including team work, analytical skills, confidence and public speaking.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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