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Theatre Studies A Level at Colston's Girls' School

Course description

Why study Theatre Studies?
A Level Drama and Theatre Studies help students to pursue their interests and skills in a range of practical drama elements including:

- Acting
- Directing
- Costume
- Setting
- Mask and technical design

Drama is also excellent for supporting University and Job applications in careers that involve Public Speaking, Management Roles, Law, English, and Journalism. Drama can support any career choice as it shows a University or Employer that you have the ability to communicate well.

Course content

Our A Level Drama and Theatre offers students the opportunity to explore drama as a practical art form, in which ideas and meaning are communicated to an audience through choices of form, style and convention. Students will:

- create, perform and respond to drama and theatre
- develop the creativity and independence to become effective theatre makers
- explore the relationship between theory and practice in a range of theatrical styles and periods and historical, social and cultural contexts
- learn how relevant research, independent thought and analysis of live theatre production can inform decision making in their practical work

Entry requirements

6 C grades – GCSE Drama is preferred but not essential


AS Level
1. Interpreting Drama: 1.45 hour open book examination 40% of AS
2. Process and Performance (practical) accessed through performance and portfolio (60% of AS)

A Level
1. Drama and Theatre: 3 hour open book examination 40 % of A Level
2. Creating original drama – create and perform devised drama 30% of A Level
3. Making Theatre (practical) performance 30% of A Level

Future opportunities

A Level enables students to gain an entry qualification for courses in higher education in Drama & Theatre Studies, Communications and Performance Arts based courses. You will be very well prepared for a job in the Theatre Industry with an excellent understanding of Theatre processes and production. Universities look favourably on this A level as it shows excellent communication skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colston's Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2017
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