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Drama & Theatre Studies AS & A Level at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Drama is an extremely demanding course which prepares students for a career in the wide world of performing arts. Students are introduced to the major practitioners of the theatre and are encouraged to use their ideas within their own performance work. The course emphasises the ever-changing face of drama, encouraging students to be independent, dynamic and thoughtful in their approach to the construction of the dramatic form.

Drama is a practical subject, which gives students the opportunity to create their own devised work, as well as studying the plays of recognised playwrights. It equips pupils with many life skills such as communication, team work, independence and decision making. In addition to this it can also lead to greater understanding of yourself and others.

Entry requirements

Experience of Drama at GCSE or a theatre group required, Grade 6 in English Literature is desirable but not essential.


Drama A-level is assessed by a mixture of practical coursework, practical performance exams and a written exam at the end of A2. Students will take one practical exam at the end of the 1st year and one written exam at the end of the 2nd year. Practical coursework is completed at the beginning of both years. Alongside the practical coursework students must complete a written portfolio.

Future opportunities

Drama offers many opportunities to learn about many aspects of theatrical performance. Typical career progression from Drama includes University study, professional acting, directing or even setting up your own theatre company with the skills you will gain from studying the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016

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