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Drama and Theatre Studies at The Hewett School

Course description

The Hewett Sixth Form is an excellent place to study Drama. With outstanding teaching and a fully-functioning theatre as well as several practice spaces, not to mention our well-known drama productions, drama students really thrive at The Hewett Sixth Form.

Drama and Theatre Studies has a theoretical and practical exploration of drama and the theatre. You will explore plays from a variety of perspectives; as a director, designer, performer and critic. You will gain the language of drama and the theatre as well as develop your performance and analytical skills.

The course will teach you how to analyse plays in a variety of ways, both written and practical. The texts will be contrasting and at least one must be explored with reference to a recognised theatre practitioner. It will give you the opportunity to devise your own theatre pieces and work in a variety of capacities in a theatrical context, applying your knowledge, skills and understanding on a highly intellectual and highly practical level. You will also need to develop your performance skills. You will present a monologue or a duologue and a group performance of a professionally published play. You must also offer a written interpretation of your chosen role.

In the second year you will create and perform an original and unique piece of theatre. You will be assessed on both the creation and the finished product which must be performed to an invited audience. The assessment will be on both your written and practical work. You will also study one prescribed play text and one prescribed historical period of theatrical development. You will have to write as directors in both an academic and practical way. You will also be required to see a live production of a play from the chosen period and compare it to the original staging conditions.

This course is recognised by all universities and students go onto a variety of courses. Some go to drama school, some to take drama related courses at Universities and Colleges of Further Education. Other students find it useful when applying for courses such as History, English, Law, Film Studies, Psychology, Teaching and many others. All students agree that their experiences on this ‘A’ level give them much to talk about in interviews for university or employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hewett School directly.

Last updated date: 04 March 2015

Key information

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