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A Level Drama and Theatre at All Saints Catholic High School

Course description

This course is designed to follow on from GCSE Drama although it has more emphasis on textual studies. It is important that you are interested in gaining a greater understanding of how theatre and plays work and that you are keen to be involved with performing and the creation of performance.

This course demands practical, creative and communication skills. You will extend your ability to create drama and theatre, either in a production or performance role. The performances you will undertake include group performances, paired and / or solo performances. You will be required to write about drama and to develop your powers of your analytical skills to review live theatre and look at a text from a directorial perspective.

Course content

Component one

Devising Process – 40% - Students devise a piece of theatre which they then perform. They will record the process in a portfolio.

Component two

Text for Performance – 20% • Group performance from a performance text • Perform a monologue/duologue from a different text

Component three

Theatre Makers in Practice – 40%

Entry requirements

Grade 4 GCSE in Drama if taken


Component one

This performance and the portfolio will be assessed by the teacher and externally moderated.

Component two

This component will be externally assessed by a visiting examiner. 

Component three

This is an externally set and assessed two and a half hour examination.

Future opportunities

This course will enable students to develop Key Skills, which will be essential to them in whatever they choose to do afterwards:

  • Communication
  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Problem solving
  • Working with others

This course can lead to further study in Drama in Higher Education at degree or HND Level.It also complements a range of subjects and is useful in building confidence and improving presentation skills in a range of careers.

Further information

Student comment:

“…Drama is a really enjoyable subject. The course helps you to gain confidence in yourself and you have fun doing it too. Both the practical side and the theory side are equally interesting and informative.”

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 October 2018
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