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Theatre Studies A-Level *Fees payable* at Brentwood School

Course description

The AS GCE in Drama and Theatre Studies aims to bridge the gap between GCSE and the full Advanced GCE by providing an opportunity to study plays from the point of view of a director, designer, performer and critic. The qualification is designed to enable students to acquire a knowledge and understanding of the language of Drama and Theatre, as well as to develop their performing and analytical skills.


  • Promote an enjoyment and interest in drama and theatre both as a participant and as an informed member of an audience.
  • Extend skills, knowledge and understanding needed to communicate through Drama and Theatre, encouraging life-long learning and providing access to drama, theatre and related careers.
  • Provide a worthwhile, satisfying and complete course of study that broadens experience, develops imagination, fosters creativity and promotes personal and social development
  • Encourage the appreciation and significance of social and cultural aspects of Drama

This internally assessed unit requires students to explore two contrasting play texts in a practical and active way. At least one of the plays must be explored in the light of a recognised theatre practitioner.

A set of 'Exploration Notes' based on individual research and response to the practical work, to a maximum of 3500 words, must also be submitted. Students are also required to experience a live theatre performance and submit an evaluation to a maximum of 1500 words. The live theatre experience may be a performance of one of the chosen play texts or an entirely different play.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 November 2015

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