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Theatre Studies at Herschel Grammar School

Course description

Through every age, country and culture, theatre has been used to entertain and educate audiences. At A Level, the texts studied and the plays performed will provide opportunities to explore social, cultural and historical influences on theatre practice, both past and present, and from different cultures.

You will be expected to take a variety of plays from “page to stage” as a director, performer and/or designer, sharing and justifying interpretations of the texts through practical exploration and performances. There will be many opportunities to develop your imagination and express your creativity. During the two years, you will also be expected to attend compulsory theatre visits to analyse live theatre.

If you enjoy Drama & Theatre as a participant and an audience member, this may be the course for you. You will be encouraged to work as a member of a theatre production team to develop your design or performance skills and directorial skills to create contemporary theatre productions for a variety of audiences.

Entry requirements

In addition to the general entry requirements for the HerschelConsortium, you will need at least a Grade B in English Language and English Literature. You do not need to have studied Drama at GCSE but if you have, we would expect at least a Grade B. If you enjoyed the novels, plays and poetry in GCSE English and/or the text and practical components of GCSE Drama, then A Level Theatre Studies might be a course you would enjoy. Applications from students who did not studyGCSE Drama may be considered.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years