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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form

Course description

An AS/A2 qualification which gives the opportunity to build on your existing Drama skills through the practical exploration of play texts, extending your knowledge and understanding of a range of theatre practitioners and the experience of your own and others’ live performances.

Why study Drama and Theatre Studies?
Drama and Theatre Studies is widely recognised as a good A Level for those wishing to study for Arts, Social Sciences or Education degrees at university. It is also a good choice for those wishing to pursue a career in Leisure or Community work.

Course content

AS Modules

Unit 1 – Exploration of Drama and Theatre Exploring two plays through practical workshops and written coursework.

Unit 2 – Text in Performance
Section A - Performance of a Monologue or Duologue.
Section B - Performance in a Play.

A2 Modules

Unit 3 - Devising
Groups devise and perform an original piece of drama.

Unit 4 – Text in Context II
Study of two plays from a performance perspective.

Entry requirements

Good grades in GCSE English and Drama are desirable and a lively interest in theatre is essential.

Future opportunities

A wide range of careers and good preparation for Higher Education to study English Literature, History, Law, Business Studies, Linguistics and Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015
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