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Drama and Theatre Studies AS/A level (Edexcel) at Abbey Grange Church of England Academy

Course description

Drama & Theatre Studies is a course which looks at the creation of theatre, performing a scripted play as well as studying the work of published and historical playwrights.

The course has both practical and written elements.

Course content


Through 4 Units over 2 years you will:

Demonstrate the application of performance and/or production skills through the realisation of drama and theatre (studying plays, acting, directing).

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of practical/theoretical aspects of drama and theatre using appropriate terminology (study of practitioners/aspects of design).

Interpret plays from different periods/genres (devising and directing your own work).

Make critical and evaluative judgements of live theatre (theatre visits)


Entry requirements

All students applying for Advanced level courses at Abbey Grange C of E Academy should meet the following entry requirements. To study 4 subjects a student should have at least 7 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, with a minimum of grade 6 or above in their chosen subjects. To study 3 subjects a student should have at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, with a grade 6 or above in their chosen subjects.


Units 2 and 4 are externally assessed. Unit 2 is a practical performance exam and Unit 4 is a written paper.

Unit 1 is marked by your teachers and is 50:50 written to practical approximately.

Unit 3 is assessed by the teachers and is both a practical unit with a performance and a supporting written evidence document.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS in Year 12 and A2 in Year 13