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Drama and Theatre Studies at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form

Course description

This course emphasises Drama as a practical, intellectual and artistic subject.

Course content

As well as providing practical opportunities to act, direct and produce drama, the course enables students to become reflective theatrical practitioners and researchers through a wide range of reading, discussion and experimentation.  An ability to work with other students and to perform in front of audiences is essential.  This course requires commitment to extra rehearsals in preparation for practical exams.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades at GCSE including grade B or above in English Language and Literature and grade B in Drama.  In some cases, we will accept a student without a GCSE Drama grade onto the course.


Students will keep a record of their research and practical class work, which will be assessed as coursework, as well as completing practical and written examinations.

Future opportunities

Students studying Drama at Uplands have successfully combined this with a wide range of courses including English Literature, History and Languages, as well as Maths and Sciences and other practical and creative subjects.  Students have gone on to study theatrical courses as well as other degrees, including English, Law, and French.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uplands Community College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Wadhurst is situated on the Kent/Sussex border seven miles (11 km) east of Crowborough and about seven miles (11 km) south of Tunbridge Wells.  It is also within easy reach of Ticehurst, Burwash, Mayfield and Heathfield in East Sussex, and Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst and Cranbrook in Kent.


      There is limited parking available on the College site during the day.  Visitors travelling by car may prefer to park in the public car park, which is situated next to the Greyhound Pub in the High Street, adjacent to the College. 


      Uplands is a Community College and we have a Sports Centre on-site, which is open to the public and a Youth Centre across the road.  The entire College site, including the Sports Centre is a non-smoking environment. 

      The College is:

      • Within easy reach of the A21


      • Approximately 1 mile from Wadhurst Railway Station


      • Served by bus routes from the surrounding towns/villages


      • Located within the centre of Wadhurst; Sixth Form students are permitted to visit the local shops during study periods and break/lunchtime