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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Chipping Campden School

Course description

Drama and Theatre offers both a challenging and practically rigorous course, suitable for students with an avid curiosity about all aspects of drama and threatre.

Course content

The first component in this full two year course requires students to participate in the creation, development and performance of a piece of theatre based on a reinterpretation of an extract from a text chosen from a supplied list. The piece must be developed using the methods of a theatre practitioner or theatre company; a creative log must also be produced. Component two is assessed by a visiting examiner and requires that students devise two pieces of theatre based upon a set stimulus and again, using the methods of either a theatre company or practitioner. An evaluation report must be produced after the examination. The final component is assessed through a written "open book" examination. Questions are based upon the study of three set texts, studied and explored practically throughout the course.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Drama is preferred, plus grade C or above in GCSE English.


Theatre Workshop
Text in Action
Text in Performance

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chipping Campden School directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017

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    • The school has over 1100 students, 250 in the sixth form, but retains a ‘family feel’

      through its excellent pastoral organisation. We welcome additional

      students post-16 to follow A Level and other advanced courses of


      Achievement is outstanding because students have access to an

      excellent curriculum and are taught extremely well. (OfSTED)

      The school is determined to:

      • Provide a safe environment where students are happy, able to

      learn, achieve their potential and develop as fully rounded people

      • Personalise learning pathways so that every student makes the

      best progress possible

      • Provide high quality teaching which challenges the most able and

      supports successful learning for all