Theatre Studies at Goffs School
The course is designed to give a study of Theatre history, drama production and interpretation and theory of practical drama to considerable depth through close teacher guidance. A Level Theatre Studies gives the opportunity for teacher led close study of a range of drama texts, forms and issues. There is a practical component, which requires students to perform in a group and as an individual. The idea of working as part of a group is an essential element of the course and therefore requires a commitment to ensemble working. Practical skills other than acting should become available with the new drama facilities. The course will suit those who wish to take drama GCSE a stage further or those interested in the drama side of Literature who want to add a practical skill to their arts A Level courses. Those with an interest in technical skills in drama can now be catered for.
PROGRESSION TO UNIVERSITY
Drama and Theatre Studies is a fully-fledged A Level which is accepted at all universities. Whilst it is crucial that you know the specific A Level requirements for certain degree courses, Theatre Studies will be acceptable for most Arts, Humanities and Modern Language courses. The breadth of knowledge and experience that you will gain from the course will stand you in good stead for almost any career. It should not be viewed as a training to become a professional actor or director but it is a useful foundation for this and related careers, for example the arts, media and film, journalism, education and P.A. work. It should be noted that Drama/Theatre Studies courses at university are particularly competitive and A grades at A Level in Theatre Studies and English are likely to be needed to gain offers at the most popular institutions.
Any arts based courses in Further Education which accept practical components in A Level. The course is also useful in applications to drama-specific courses or Theatre Schools. Since Theatre Studies demands a high level of competence in a wide range of skills (practical, performance, analytical, verbal and written communication, ICT, collaborative and reflective), it helps to prepare students for a variety of further education and career options, such as:
fields where performance and communication skills are crucial - law, education, marketing
- most obviously, the theatre - as a performer, stage manager, director, designer, technical operator, writer
- other arts - television, film, radio, opera, ballet
- media-related areas - journalism, graphic design, advertising
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Goffs School directly.