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Drama & Theatre Studies AS & A Level at Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

The exciting changes to the A level mean that performance and design are at the heart of this course. You will get the opportunity to study by acting in contemporary plays such as Laura Wades “Colder Than Here” or classic traditional plays such as The Greek play Lysistrata. These texts will form the bedrock for the written exam which you will have two full years to prepare. You will also perform a monologue and an extract to an examiner from a play of your choice (guided by the teacher).

You will also devise a play using a style of a practitioner such as Brecht or Frantic Assembly. Hove Park Drama Teachers are industry professionals, who have combined experience of performing on The West End, Broadway and directing at The National Theatre (Connections Festival - 2016).

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at C or above including English and Drama.


  • Component 1: Devising, course work: 40%
  • Component 2: Externally assessed performance: 20%
  • Component 3: Written Exam 40% 

Future opportunities

There are a variety of careers connected to drama within Theatre, Film and Television. Drama graduates can be found in lighting, sound and set design, stage and Arts management, directing, programming and of course performing. The course is a gateway to further studies in these fields.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 20 January 2017

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