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Drama A-Level at Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy

Course description

Why study Drama?

A level drama will challenge and motivate students who are interested in theatre, performance and communicating artisti­cally, providing you with transferable skills that will be relevant to any profession or degree. Drama and theatre Arts A level will enrich your continued learning. The course will develop an interest in, and enjoyment of, drama and theatre, and will stimulate a critical appreciation of the subject.

What does the course involve?


Exploration of Drama and Theatre: This unit introduces students to the content of plays written for the theatre. They will learn how to analyse plays in a variety of ways so that they become familiar with the way written plays can be interpreted for realisation in performance.

Theatre Text in Performance: This unit offers students the chance to demonstrate skills in a performance environment.


Exploration of Dramatic Performance: This unit requires the creation of a unique and original piece of theatre.

Theatre Text in Context: This externally examined written unit requires the detailed study of one set play text and one prescribed historical period of theatrical development.

Progression and Career Opportunities:

Students can progress to careers in acting, directing, stage management and other forms of work in the theatre and entertainment industries. The communication and presentation skills that the course helps to develop can be used in a variety of careers ranging from teaching to sales and marketing. Drama and Theatre Studies supports progression to a wide range of degree courses including: Drama / Performing Arts, Acting, English, Media and Film Studies and Communication Studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years