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Drama and Theatre A Level at St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College)

Course description

A level Drama & Theatre will involve taking part in practical work to explore a range of different plays, demonstrating your understanding of performance texts and studying the work and methodologies of two influential theatre practitioners.

As part of this course you will go to see live theatre and work alongside theatre practitioners.

Entry requirements

In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

Grade B in English Language or English Literature and Grade B in Drama OR

Grade B in English Language and English Literature and appropriate experience in performing in live theatre.


Three externally assessed performances during the two year course:


Component 1: DEVISING (40%) –creation and performance of an original piece of theatre, working as a member of a cast. Submission of written coursework about the devising and performance of your production in the form of a portfolio.

Component 2: TEXT IN PERFORMANCE (20%) –performance of a monologue and a group performance of an extract from a play you have studied on the course.

You will also be assessed on your understanding of drama and theatre in a written exam:


Made up of three sections:

Section A: Live Theatre Evaluation

Section B: Page to Stage: Realising a Performance Text

Section C: Interpreting a Performance Text

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College) directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September


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    • St Francis Xavier College is the most accessible Catholic Sixth Form College in London, with underground travel taking approximately 15 minutes from Waterloo, London Bridge, Victoria or Morden.

      Travel to the College is possible by:

      Nearest station (two minutes walk to the College) is Clapham South on the Northern Line. Change at London Bridge for the Jubilee Line.

      50: Croydon - Stockwell
      155: Tooting - Elephant & Castle
      355: Mitcham - Brixton
      G1: Norbury - Clapham Junction
      249: Balham - Crystal Palace - Penge
      315: Balham - Tulse Hill

      National Rail/Overground:
      Nearest stations are Balham and Clapham High Street.