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AS/A2 Level 3: Theatre Studies at Wigston College

Course description


A basic grounding in practical Drama will help you in this subject. It is possible to enrol on the course with no GCSE in Drama, however most candidates will be expected to have gained a GCSE grade C in Drama or equivalent in Performing Arts.  GCSE grade 5 in English Language or Literature is also required.  You should have a wide interest in the Performing Arts, both as a participant and a spectator. You should be willing to challenge your own experiences and your pre-conceptions about Theatre.


You must enjoy debate and be able to order your ideas in written form. All students will use acting as a basic tool of  understanding the theoretical element of the course.




Course content


A level

Component 1:Devising: 40% of A Level Performance of an original group piece. Assessed on performance, developing and shaping ideas and written evaluations. Component 2: Text in Performance: 20% of A Level Study and performance of one key extract from a play text that is influenced by the work of a key theatre practitioner. The study and performance of a monologue or duologue from a differing play text. Creation of a written or recorded portfolio explaining artistic decisions. Component 3:Theatre Makers in Practice 40% of A Level Live theatre evaluation. Practical exploration and study of a complete performance text – focusing on how this can be realised for performance. Practical exploration and interpretation of another complete performance text, in light of a chosen theatre practitioner – focusing on how this text could be reimagined

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language grade 5, Drama grade C or BTec Distinction 

Students will need at least 6 A*-C GCSE grades


As written in Course Description

Financial information

Leicestershire Post 16 Bursary

Students are able to apply to us for support to overcome any barriers to learning.

Future opportunities


Further studies in Theatre or Drama, performance work, technical theatre careers, drama/speech therapy, media work, arts administration. 

The skills used on this course are also transferable to all people professions such as medicine, law, teaching, youth/recreational work and social work.


Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact us via email at, tel 0116 288 1611 and view our

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years