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Drama & Theatre Studies AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School

Course description

Studying Drama is not just for those who wish to

become actors, writers or directors -

far from it.

Drama is for those who are interested in studying

what it is to be human and how this can be

explored, portrayed and defined through creative

and theatrical means. Learning to be creative is a

challenging and courageous pathway, which rewards

those who are generous and wish to take risks.


Engaging with an audience is skill that needs to be

crafted and refined; delivering an impact requires

imagination and belief.

Course content


Theory: Study of a prescribed play ‘Antigone’ by

Sophocles and analysis of Live Theatre through

visits to numerous productions.

Practical: Creation and performance of a

‘Scripted Project’.



Theory: Study of two prescribed plays ‘Coram Boy’

by Helen Edmundson and ‘Servant to Two Masters’

by Carlo Goldini.

Practical: Creation and performance of a

‘Devised Project’.

Entry requirements

To study Drama at AS level it is essential that you

attain at least a C in GCSE English Language or

Literature or a C grade in GCSE Drama.

Above all things, total commitment is essential.


The drama course is assessed by 60% written work

and 40% practical work. It is both an academic and

a practical subject and so if you chose to do Drama

you will be expected to write, read and research all

aspects of the theatre, as well as act, perform and

play. Complete commitment is required to study

drama and pupils are carefully guided and supported.


For both the AS and A2 courses, you are required

to create an acting project for which you will be

externally moderated. This will make up 40% of

your overall AS and A2 mark. For most pupils these

exciting projects are the best part of the course and

for many, the best thing they’ve ever done in

their lives.

Financial information

ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be
 payable before submitting your application.

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 May 2015
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Key information

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


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      ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.