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Theatre Studies A-Level at Sir John Talbot's Technology College

Course description

This course is designed to enable you to:

  • Study plays from the point of view of a director, designer, performer and critic.
  • Develop your performing and analytical skills.
  • Devise your own unique and original piece of theatre.
  • Apply what you have learned in your own creative work.
  • Develop the skills of critical evaluation of theatre.

Will this course suit me?

If you are keen and interested in all aspects of Drama this course will suit you perfectly. If you are a performer, director or writer, the course covers all of these aspects in great detail and will enhance your skills yet further. If you enjoy going to the theatre, there is a built in trip in Year 13.

Ideally you will have at least a grade B at GCSE in the subject you wish to study.

Entry requirements

We ask that students applying to the Sixth Form have a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*– C Grade and aim for a B Grade in their chosen subject of study (predicted grades). 

It is possible to choose some subjects if you have not studied them for GCSE. 

You will be invited to attend a short, informal interview with the Head of Sixth Form to discuss your application and talk through your options. All places offered will be conditional until you have received your GCSE results in August and enrolment will take place on GCSE Results Day.

Future opportunities

Many students progress to a performing arts or drama course at university. This could then progress to teaching within theatres, directing theatrical productions, becoming a lecturer at university, becoming an agent for actors and actresses, students can get apprenticeships in theatres, it could lead to marketing and PR opportunities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Talbot's Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

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