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Drama and Theatre AS/A2 at Rainham Mark Grammar School

Course description

  • To promote an enjoyment of and an interest in drama and theatre both as a participant and as an informed member of an audience.
  • To extend the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to communicate through drama and theatre.
  • To develop an understanding and appreciation of the significance of social, cultural and historical influences on the development of drama and theatre.
  • To experience a range of opportunities to develop a variety of dramatic and theatrical skills, enabling students to grow creatively and imaginatively in both devised and scripted work.
  • To provide a worthwhile and complete course of study that broadens experience, develops imagination, fosters creativity and promotes personal and social development through the exploration of drama.

Course content

The course is taught in three components covering:

  • Devised Drama
  • Performing from a scripted text
  • Responding to scripted texts from the perspective of actor, director and designer 

Entry requirements

Students must have a 6 in Drama at GCSE and at least 5s in English Language and Literature. A commitment to extra-curricular drama is also preferred.



  • Internal examination and external moderation of devised and scripted performances
  • External examination of scripted performances
  • Externally examined written paper
  • Weighting divided amongst practical and written work

Future opportunities

The A Level in Drama and Theatre Studies provides a strong foundation for those students wishing to pursue further study in the subject at HND or degree level after they leave school. The course also enables students to gain access to a range of people-orientated careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rainham Mark Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mr O'Neill
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01634 364151
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  • More information
    • Rainham Mark Grammar School is an 11-18 Selective School, currently we have over 880 students aged 11-16 and over 340 aged 16-18 taking AS and A2 levels. We aim to be a friendly, caring and stimulating community which motivates young people to enjoy learning, participate enthusiastically in wider activities and make the most of their abilities.