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Drama and Theatre Studies AS/A2 at Abbeyfield School

Course description

Drama & Theatre Studies is excellent preparation for a degree in Drama or Drama School training; however, the skills developed through this course are relevant to many different academic and professional areas. It combines very well with other Arts, Humanities and English.

This course can lead directly to a career in theatre and/or screen but the skills you develop are desirable in other professions such as teaching, law and social work.

Course Content

  • How does an actor play and breathe life into his role?
  • How does a director give life to the ideas in the play?
  • How do you interpret and ordinary script into a stunning visual performance?

You will:

  • Explore plays
  • Learn about theatre practitioners
  • Partake in theatre visits and have opportunities to work with professional practitioners
  • Develop theatre skills
  • Create original pieces of theatre
  • Evaluate own performances

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Drama at Grade B or above or experience performing in either school productions or Youth Theatre Groups.
  • Students without GCSE drama would be expected to have an informal audition.
  • Students who achieved a grade C in GCSE Drama may be accepted on the course in exceptional circumstances.
  • Passionate about creating drama and going to the theatre to see productions.


  • A good level of written communication to analyse and reflect on the practical workshops. 
  • A good pass in English is highly desirable.
  • Strong team work skills
  • A creative imagination and the confidence to express your ideas in a small group

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years