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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Finham Park School

Course description

We are living in a world of communication. You will not only become an expert of communication but also learn to read the behaviour of others, develop superb vocal control and boost your confidence. You will have the opportunity to analyse the work of playwrights over the ages and devise your own plays to raise questions about the world we live in.

Course content

Component 1
(40%): Devise a play with your group which you perform to a live audience. You will write a portfolio linked to these performances.

Component 2
(20%): Group Performance of one key extract of a play, as well as a monologue or duologue.
Component 3
(40%): A written exam where you will respond to a live piece of theatre that you have seen and how you will bring performances from page to stage.

Entry requirements

GCSE 5 grades 9-4 and you will need a grade 5 or higher in GCSE English and a grade 5 or higher in GCSE Drama.


There is one written exam at A-Level. You also have a performance exam in front of an audience. You will write portfolios about the plays studied and about the performances you create.

Future opportunities

The communication skills gained at A Level Theatre Studies opens the door to any profession that involves meeting new people and making presentations. Drama graduates often move on to Education, Law, Entertainment (Television), Sales, Personnel Managers, Social Workers, Journalists, Marketing Managers, Team leaders and of course Actors.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2017
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