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Drama AS at Hayes School

Course description

Quality productions are a tradition at Hayes, allowing students to take part in all aspects of Drama including acting, directing, designing, choreographing, dancing and singing and backstage activities. Each year there are two large scale school productions: a main school play and a lower school play. Small scale curriculum Drama presentations also take place throughout the year, which culminates in an annual cabaret evening, in which staff and Years 10-13 participate. In addition to enjoyable lessons and topics, the Department also offers numerous theatre trips. Students are also encouraged to attend workshops, participate in Drama club, view visiting theatre companies and become fully involved in school functions involving Drama. We are dedicated to promoting the Performing Arts in every way possible Course Content AS Unit 1 (6341) - Exploration of Drama and Theatre 20% Written and practical coursework. Internally assessed, externally moderated. AS Unit 2 (6DR02) - Theatre Text in Performance 30% Practical examination. Externally assessed. Coursework AS – 20% Oral/practical component AS – 30% Assessment dates: AS Unit 1 by end Term 1 AS Unit by mid Term 3

Entry requirements

4 GCSE B grades, including B in this subject

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses that may be related to the performing arts or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Drama and Theatre Studies, which could lead onto higher education within the arts or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to the performing arts such as working in the Film, Television or Theatre industries. You may also like to look at joining a theatre group to increase your drama and theatre experience. The course offers a distinct subject content which provides you with the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers from lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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      Exit M25 at Junction 4 (signposted A21 Bromley & Orpington)
      Continue on A21 towards Bromley. Turn left onto A232 towards Hayes and Croydon. Turn right into West Common Road the main school entrance is on West Common Road.


      Parking on site is limited and allocated to staff.
      Visitor bays are available at the entrance to the school

      BY RAIL

      We are located just up the hill from Hayes (Kent) Station (Connections from Lewisham or direct from Charing Cross). After exiting the station, walk right on Station Hill past the New Cross Inn, then walk up Ridge Way until you reach West Common Road. Turn right and walk along until you reach the school on your left.

      BY BUS

      The following buses serve the local area:

      146 Downe - Keston - Hayes - Bromley

      119 Bromley - Hayes - West Wickham - Shirley - Croydon - Croydon Airport

      138 Bromley - Coney Hall

      353 Ramdsen Estate - Hayes -Addington Village

      314 New Addington - Hayes - Bromley - Elmstead Woods - New Eltham - Eltham