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Drama - AS / A level at Suffolk One

Course description

The course demands practical, creative and communication skills in almost equal measure. You will extend your ability to create Drama and Theatre in groups and individually. You will also be required to write about Drama and to develop your powers of analysis to become an informed critic. The course will involve taking part in productions, as well as studying plays and playwrights.

Students should budget for the costs of attending live performances in order to gain maximum benefit from this course.

Course content

The course aims to introduce you to a range of practitioners and playwrights; exploring their work both practically and analytically. Students get the opportunity to respond to selected texts from the perspective of actor, director or designer. As well as studying set texts, practitioners and analysing live theatre in the two years, you will also take part in a group devised and group scripted performance.

Entry requirements

Where Drama has been studied at GCSE then a Grade B is expected or a Merit at BTEC Level 2. Grade C GCSE English Language is also required. All prospective students will be expected to attend an audition.


Year One: practical and written coursework and practical examination

Year Two: practical and written coursework and written examination

Future opportunities

The academic nature of the course makes it an excellent foundation for any Arts or Humanities study at university. This course can lead to further study of Drama or Performing Arts at an accredited vocational college or university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Suffolk One directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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