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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at The King's School

Course description

Students successfully completing this course will have a thorough understanding of drama and theatre, highly developed analytical and creative skills and an ability to communicate effectively with others. The course develops students as directors
and creators of drama. Throughout the course students will visit the theatre and participate in performances.

Employment in the UK creative industries is growing at four times the rate of the UK workforce as a whole, according to latest official statistics from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Studying for an A-level in Drama and Theatre Studies will help prepare you for employment in a wide variety of creative industries.

Course content

Unit 1: Practitioners in Practice
Study two key practitioners
Explore 1 play text
Devise your own performance
Unit 2: Exploring & Performing Texts
Study one play text
Direct and perform in a group performance
Unit 3: Analysing Performance
Evaluate a live theatre performance
Analyse and explore 2 play texts
Unit 4: Deconstructing Texts
From a director’s point of view analyse and explore 1 play text

Entry requirements

The minimum grade entry requirement is 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above to include Grade 4 or better in English and Maths. Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Grade C in GCSE Drama.


Unit 1: Practical & Portfolio (40%)
Unit 2: Practical & Portfolio (20%)
Unit 3: Written Exam (2hrs 15m) (20%)
Unit 4: Written Exam (1hr 45m) (20%)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King's School directly.

Last updated date: 11 January 2018

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