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Theatre Studies A Level at Oldershaw Academy

Course description

Theatre Studies encourages you to develop an interest in theatre and become independent theatre practitioners. Through the study of plays, practical and theory work and devising, you will gain a broad knowledge of theatrical practices and plenty of dramatic experience.

Course content

The AS/A2 level course balances practical work and theoretical study and students will be involved in the following activities: Forming a mini theatre company; The study and interpretation of two play scripts from an actor/directors’ point of view; The study and practical application of the work of one leading 20th century theatre practitioner; and visits to theatres and workshops to gain experience in interpretation and technique. Candidates are offered the opportunity to develop their interest in the experience of theatre and should be willing to devote some evenings to theatre visits and rehearsals. All prospective candidates must be confident and comfortable with performance work.

Entry requirements

It is not a requirement for candidates to have studied Drama at GCSE. Grade C or above in GCSE English Language. Good grades in other supporting subjects are likely to provide the best basis for success.

Future opportunities

Theatre Studies ‘A’ Level is regarded as a valued academic qualification in all British universities and may serve as a springboard to many varied careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oldershaw Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 September 2015
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