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Drama & Theatre Studies AS A2 at The Duston School

Course description

Drama is the subject for students who have a zest for life, a love of the theatre and a willingness to try something different. If you love to show off and have fun then this is the subject for you.

Course content

Students work in devising groups, constructing original and text-based drama to a performance level. They will also explore theatrical techniques and practices, particularly those advocated by Stanislavski, Brecht, Grotowski and Peter Brook.

Students should quickly get into the habit of seeing live performances to develop analytical and explorative skills.

Drama is an excellent subject for self-esteem, self-confidence and self-motivation. If you enjoy working with other people, dancing and performing in front of the mirror, public speaking and are very energetic then this is the course for you.

Entry requirements

For entry to Drama at `A` Level grade C at GCSE Drama will be required. 


Year 12

Three modules are taken: practical and written exploration of two contrasting texts. Internally assessed through practical work and exploration notes. A complete performance of a text directed by the teacher and externally assessed by a visiting examiner. A two hour exam answering questions based on a live performance.

Year 13

Three modules are taken: practical devised performance, internally assessed with structure record of evidence. A second performance of a text, or part-text, with students as actor, director or designer. A two-hour paper involving the prepared study of two plays in production context. A play written between 1575 and 1720 is seen and studied as a comparison to the time is was originally performed.

Financial information

Theatre visits should be regularly undertaken. 

Future opportunities

Employers love Drama students as they are confident, articulate, expressive, sensitive, team players, imaginative and patient!

Drama is useful in any career but specifically:

  • Acting / Performing Arts industry
  • Running your own business
  • Sales
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Film / Media
  • Management / Leadership

Further information

For further details please contact Miss C Furniss 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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