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Drama A Level at Ysgol Y Strade

Course description

You will:

  • Study four dramas from different periods that will give an outline of modern theatre development
  • Analyse text from the Actor, Director and Designer’s point of view
  • Watch live performance and write reviews
  • Concentrate on developing practical skills that will enable you to work on a devised script and perform from a set text
  • Analyse and experiment with different theatrical practitioners such as Stanislavski, Artaud and M. Chekhov.

Course content


  • Scene from a set text and a devised scene.
  •  Working on the ideas of two practitioners

DA2: 3 Questions

  1. Pre-1900 text
  2. Post-1900 text
  3. Live theatre review


  • Perform a scene from a published text and a devised scene on a set theme.
  • Write an evaluation of the performance

DA4: 3 Questions

  1. Pre-1900 set text
  2. Post-1900 set text
  3. Directorial Analysis

Entry requirements

Although each student will be considered on an individual basis for entry onto the course it would be beneficial to have a Drama grade C at GCSE.


DA1: Practical Exam. Externally marked.

DA2: Written paper (2 hour). Externally marked.

DA3: Practical Exam. Externally marked.

DA4: Written Paper (2 ½ hour). Externally marked.

Future opportunities

  • It improves acting and communication skills which are important in any job
  • It is a suitable foundation for the study of Drama or a related area through a range of higher education courses
  • A path to the media or theatre
  • A good balance between practical and written work
  • A chance to visit the theatre regularly

Further information

Examining Board: WJEC

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Y Strade directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2016

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