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Drama and Theatre Studies at Calder High School

Course description

Welcome, especially if you relish the prospect of spending the next year exploring and performing a variety of entertaining and challenging Advanced Level plays: from naturalistic vision of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, to the Surrealism of Lorca and ‘Blood Wedding’

In this course there are high expectations of each and every student and it is expected that at times of the year you will spend as much time rehearsing in your own time as well as in the lessons.

Course content


Unit 1 (40%) Exploration of Drama and Theatre – A practical exploration of two contrasting plays. Internally assessed

Unit 2 (60%) Theatre text in performance - A group performance plus either a monologue or a duologue performance. Externally assessed


Unit 3 (40%) Exploration of Dramatic Performance - in groups, students must create their own piece of theatre. Internally assessed

Unit 4(60%) Theatre text in Context - written paper. Externally assessed

Entry requirements

A GCSE Grade C or above in both Drama and English or English Literature. (The course contains a significant amount of essay writing)

A willingness to attend a variety of theatrical performances

Future opportunities

Higher Education

Performing Arts related courses

Arts based courses

Humanities based courses





The Arts/Theatre



Planning, Problem solving and Decision making


Physical and Perceptual

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Calder High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September