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Theatre Studies A Level at New Mills School and Sixth Form

Course description

From the Ancient Greeks to the present day, people have tangled with the big questions about what it means to be human on a stage with an audience.

In the theatre and in plays we explore important issues; Fate, love, justice, power, desire and truth will all come under scrutiny in the texts you will encounter at A Level. 

Students enjoy the stretching their minds, confidence and imagination through the challenges of the course.

Course content

In this subject, we focus on studying theatre creatively. Much of the time you won't be sat behind a desk and you will be using your skills as an actor, director or designer to gain a greater understanding of Drama.

You will study texts that are serious and funny, ancient and modem, learning to see the world through the eyes of others and engage with difficult moral dilemmas. 

Entry requirements

You do not need to have studied Drama at GCSE to successfully achieve on this course. 


Your achievements will be assessed in a variety of ways including performing a role in a play, participating in rehearsals and workshops or directing yourself to interpret a monologue. Written work is also an important part of the course and you will need to produce substantial assignments that analyse what you have discovered about texts through the rehearsal process, review a live professional performance and sit a written exam.

Future opportunities

Theatre Studies also provides you with valuable opportunities to develop important life skills such as leadership, communication, project management, problem-solving and thinking creatively which will help prepare you for the challenges of university or working life. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New Mills School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 27 February 2017

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