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Drama A Level at Malton School

Course description

Studying Drama will give you the opportunity to evaluate, create, perform and study a variety of scripts and stimuli. If you are creative and enjoy working as part of a team, or if you are intrigued by the backstage workings of theatre, you should study this subject.

You will have the opportunity to pursue your interests and develop your skills in a range of practical drama elements including performing, directing, costume, setting and technical design. You will perform extracts from a script as well as devising your own performances based on a stimulus.

It is preferable that you gain a good GCSE grade (ideally B or above) in English and Drama. However, neither of these are essential as long as you are aware that you will be expected to produce written work of a high quality in order to complete this course.


The total ‘A’ Level mark for the course is made up as follows:

– A 1 hour 30 minute written exam and a practical performance at AS.

– A 2 hour written exam and a practical performance at A2.

Future opportunities

A-Level Drama opens up a wide range of further education and career choices. Students will be equipped to study further for careers in directing, stage management, acting, technical theatre, vocal coaching, public relations and radio work as well as less Drama-specific courses such as law, journalism, politics, teaching and many, many more!

AQA Drama and Theatre Studies:

– Two written examinations 60%

– Performance examinations 40%

Further information

Students must be prepared to study both pre– and post– twentieth century scripts for both evaluating and performing purposes.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 February 2017

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