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Drama and Theatre A Level at St Joseph's College

Course description

We want students to have an inspiring experience of A-level Drama and Theatre. This qualification emphasises practical creativity alongside research and theoretical understanding. Students learn through experience, seeing theatre and making theatre for themselves. Students are introduced to a wide range of theatrical styles and contexts as they explore plays practically and devise and work on performances.

Students choose to develop as a:

  • performer
  • designer (lighting, sound, set, costume, puppets)
  • director
  • a combination of these

Whichever option they choose, students will gain many invaluable skills, both theatrical and transferable, to expand their horizons.

Course content

The subject content for A-level Drama and Theatre is divided into three components:

  • Drama and theatre
  • Creating original drama
  • Making theatre

Entry requirements

  • 5+ in Drama
  • 5+ in English


Component 1: Written exam (3 hours - Open book)

Component 2: Working notebook (40 marks). Devised performance (20 marks)

Component 3: Performance (40 marks). Reflective report (20 marks)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's College directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years