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Drama and Theatre Studies AS at Warlingham School

Course description

Drama and Theatre Studies this involves the study of various dramatic styles, starting with comedy and political theatre. Through the study, performance and live theatre reviewing of several plays you will extend your understanding of both modern theatre practice and the context in which the plays were originally written. In the Spring term you will be involved in the staging of a full ‘A’ level production, either as a designer or performer. The written paper tests your ability to analyse the production process, with essays on the spring production and professional live theatre. Unit 1 Exploration of drama and theatre - 15% - teacher assessed (practical and written) Unit 2 Text in performance 1 - 20% - externally examined (practical and written) Unit 3 Text in context 1 - 15% - externally examined written paper

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B or above in Drama and C or above in English

Future opportunities

Careers in theatre as performers, designers, administrators, managers, educational theatre, drama therapy, social work, teaching, work in local regional or national arts provision, arts administration, film television and radio.You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Music and Drama or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Dance, which could lead onto higher education to study Dance or more general higher education courses. With further training you could go into a job related to Dance such as a Chorographer, Dance Teacher or you may wish specialise in an area of dance such as ballet and perform on the stage as a professional dancer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially within the Performing Arts sectors. 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 Warlingham School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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