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Drama and Theatre Studies A level at Edmonton County School

Course description

A Drama and Theatre Studies qualification indicates that an individual is orally articulate and highly effective when working both independently and with others. You will develop the ability to be imaginative and creative as well reflective and analytical in your approach to oral and written tasks.

Course content

Students will learn about the history of Drama from its beginnings up to the present day, about performing , about all aspects of a production from the design through to the role of the director.

Entry requirements

Students must be committed and prepared to work both collaboratively and independently. Students must generally achieve at least a B grade in Drama or have had appropriate Drama/Theatre experience.


Component 1: Devising - Students devise an original performance piece. They are assessed on the devised performance or a design and on a written portfolio which can be handwritten/typed evidence between 2500–3000 words or recorded/verbal (12-14 minutes) or a combination of both written and verbal evidence.

Component 2: Text in Performance - Students perform a scripted monologue/duologue and a group scripted performance. Students can be assessed as a performer or a designer.

Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice - Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and higher education, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September