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Drama & Theatre Studies A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

Course description

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

Entry requirements

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.

Subject Specific

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.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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    • 1. Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow signs for the A590 and Barrow (33 miles).
      2. After 25 miles pass through Ulverston and then the villages of Swarthmoor and Lindal.
      3. At the third roundabout after this take the first exit, signposted Furness General Hospital and Furness Abbey.
      4. At the next roundabout take the second exit.
      5. Pass Abbey House Hotel on the left and take the first turning on the left into Rating Lane.
      6. The College is 400 yards down Rating Lane on the left hand side.