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Drama at Gildredge House

Course description

Course Overview:

There are three components:

  • A devised unit based on a specific partitioner style (30% of A Level)
  • A scripted performance to an external examiner (30% of A Level)
  • A written examination consisting of questions based on two plays studied, and on a performance that you will have seen. (40% of A Level)



There is a combination of written and performed assessment. This is a linear A Level with examinations at the end of the second year.


Why would this course suit me?

This course would suit you if you enjoy performing, directing and analysing Drama. It will suit you if you enjoy reading plays and considering how they could be put onto stage. If you would like to design, write, and create plays, and if you enjoy working independently and as a member of a team then this course is for you.


How does this course link to other subjects?

Like all A Levels, this course carries UCAS points. It is beneficial if you who wish to go to Drama or Performing Arts institutions, or to get you partially industry-ready.

The analytical, historical, and physiological elements to this course mean that it can also go well with English Literature or English Language, History, Psychology, Media, and Classical Studies. The design elements within the course can also link well if you wish to study Art and use your skills in Drama.

Entry requirements

 Grade 4 in Drama / Grade 4 in English

Future opportunities


Potential Career Opportunities:

  • Performing Arts Schools
  • Most University courses
  • Apprenticeship in industry
  • Set building and design
  • Television and film (further studies required)
  • Broadcasting
  • Stage Performance
  • Directing of plays and films
  • Costume design
  • Puppet-building
  • Stage management
  • Theatre lighting

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 June 2019
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