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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Coombeshead Academy

Course description

Unit 1 20% Exploration of Drama and Theatre. Selected texts and the study of
theatre practitioners.
Practical work and evaluations of live theatre.
Unit 2 30% Theatre texts in performance.
This unit will include a group performance, a monologue, conceptual studies Also
included are exploration studies/research investigations.
Unit 3 20% A devised performance – this will include the exploration of dramatic
Investigations and studies leading to the performance include research, structure,
performance and evaluation.
Unit 4 30% A study of a Theatre text in context. This unit looks at two plays in depth
and involves analytical and evaluative research and investigative learning.

Entry requirements

5 A*- C GCSEs including English and Mathematics.


Specification - Drama and Theatre Studies

Future opportunities

The Drama and Theatre Studies course is an excellent basis for progressing onto
Higher Education. Many students have gained university places in Drama and
related course degree studies, as well as broader Arts based HE studies.
It is a good foundation for directly entering employment in performance/theatre as
well as Advertising and Media related vocations. Several students have used the
Drama and Theatre Studies course as preparation for entry into Teaching and
Education, Public Services courses and in the workplace.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coombeshead Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years