Accessibility links

Drama and Theatre Studies at All Hallows Catholic College

Course description

This course aims to encourage students to develop their interest in and enjoyment of drama and theatre; both through experience as audience members and through their own development of dramatic and theatrical skills.

Students will be encouraged to develop their knowledge and understanding of the social and cultural contexts of drama and theatre through detailed study of dramatic texts and the work of theatre practitioners. Most of the course will be taught through practical workshops but there will be some theory based sessions in a more traditional classroom setting.

As part of the course students will need to attend a minimum of 3 theatrical performances. Some of these will involve trips to the theatre usually out of school hours; others will involve school based performances by touring theatre groups - this links with the course aims to develop student’s ability to respond critically and sensitively to live theatre.

The course will be divided up as follows:


Unit 1: Live Theatre and Prescribed Play - Written exam
Unit 2: Presentation of an extract from a play - Practical Performance


Unit 3: Further Prescribed Plays including Pre-Twentieth Century - Written exam
Unit 4: Presentation of Devised Drama - Practical Performance

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's A* - C Including Drama or English Literature

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact All Hallows Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2015

Key information

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