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Drama and Theatre A Level at Sandhurst School

Course description

This is a practical course but with a high academic content which develops students’ understanding of western theatre, investigates some of its major plays and practitioners and allows its students to explore and develop their acting skills in the context of both a scripted play and devised work.

This course would certainly suit aspiring actors, directors and anyone seeking further education at University, or anyone with a general interest in the theatre.

The course is a natural progression from GCSE Drama, but candidates with GCSE Performing Arts would also be welcome, alongside anyone else with a healthy interest in the theatre and determination to succeed.

Course content

The course consists of:

40% Written exam – two studied plays and a response to a live play seen.

30% Creating Original Drama (Devising) – Working Note book and Performance.

30% Making Theatre – three existing extracts of which one is performed in the style of a chosen practitioner.

Entry requirements

A grade 5 in GCSE English. GCSE Drama or Performing Arts at Grade 5 preferable.

Future opportunities

Further study at University or Drama School and potential careers in the theatre and entertainment industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years