Drama & Theatre Studies A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College
You’ll be creative and interested in the theatre from either a performance or technical perspective. You’ll enjoy going to the theatre to watch a range of professional productions. Students often go on to build a career within the performing arts. For others the course serves as an exciting way to build confidence and develop their ability to work with other people in a creative context. You’ll gain experience in developing roles and working as a performer and/or designer. You will experience a variety of forms and styles of drama from major playwrights to experimental forms of modern theatre. You’ll learn to understand playwrights’ intentions and explore how theatre texts are brought to life. You will explore characters and themes, staging, lighting, sound and costume. You will be given the opportunity to see live theatre at venues across the country. You’ll have the opportunity to devise your own play whilst working in a group; recording your research and considering how your piece impacts on your chosen audience.
You will learn in our fully equipped theatrical workspace, complete with computerised lighting and powerful sound system. You will learn through formal teaching as well as practical experience. Trinity graded examinations in speech and drama are also available
Grade C or better in GCSE Maths and either: grade A* or A in GCSE English, plus at least 3 other C grades or better at GCSE or: grade B in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.2 or better from at least 5 GCSEs or: grade C in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.5 or better from at least 5 GCSEs.
To study drama and theatre studies at this level a grade B or better in GCSE English is recommended.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College directly.