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A Level Drama and Theatre Studies at Fulford School

Course description

This course includes devised and scripted performance, the study of set
plays and theatre practitioners, such as Brecht and Stanislavski, as well as
the analysis and review of productions. The course is a stimulating mix
of practical and academic study. Students will study a number of plays,
from an actor, director and designer’s point of view, testing their ideas in
practice and through group work as well as working on written analysis.
They will study the work of important twentieth century directors and
actors, exploring their work through practical sessions and individual study.
Theatre visits are an important part of the course and the productions
students see will be analysed, discussed and written about in the exam.
During the course students will develop their skills in working with
others in situations that require negotiation and selfawareness. They will
develop their ability to evaluate their own work objectively.
60% of the course is assessed through a written examination and 40%
through a practical examination (40%).


Entry requirements

- A genuine interest in theatre and drama
- The ability to explore, explain, analyse and evaluate drama texts or
- A willingness to work with others and independently, in a creative,
challenging way
- The ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing
- The desire to develop performance skills
- Grade C in a relevant GCSE subject (eg English or Drama)

Future opportunities

Drama and Theatre Studies students progress to a variety of Higher
Education courses, including Drama, Education, Science, Social Studies,
and a variety of the arts. Others choose to train for professional careers
in acting, directing and other types of performance.
The skills gained through the study of Drama and Theatre Studies are
wide-ranging. Future careers aided by the study of the subject include
acting, directing, lighting, sound and stage management, teaching, arts
administration, politics, drama therapy, social work, psychoanalysis, law,
and journalism to name a few.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years