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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at Cleeve School

Course description

The course studies the History of Theatre through Greek, Chekhovian and 20th century drama pieces. The student is encouraged to attempt many acting techniques and will eventually perform pieces of Theatre that they have an interest in. They are also expected to devise their own piece influenced by all they have experienced in their studies. The students work collaboratively with artistic freedom within the genre studied.

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved a B grade in Drama GCSE or if students have not taken Drama, a grade 5 in English or B grade in a Humanities GCSE


Component 1
• Written exam: 3 hours
• Open book
• 80 marks
40% of A Level

Component 2
Devised Play
• Working notebook (40 marks)
• Devised performance (20 marks)
• 60 marks in total
30% of A Level

Component 3
Public Performance of a play
• Performance of Extract (40 marks)
• Reflective report (20 marks)
• 60 marks in total
30% of A Level

Future opportunities

This course is an academic study of the History of Theatre as well as a practical exploration of those styles studied and can lead towards a higher understanding of the cultural history of Theatre and actual improvement of acting skills. This can lead to the academic study of Drama/English Literature at degree level; to practical placement in Acting Schools focusing on skills of acting/performance or design skills; to practical courses at degree level and to careers in general in the theatre and arts.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cleeve School directly.

Last updated date: 02 November 2017
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