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Drama and Theatre Studies A Level at The Quest Academy

Course description

Drama and Theatre Studies is an engaging, creative and thought provoking subject. Students will develop a variety of dramatic and theatrical skills - including performing, directing and critical evaluation - alongside an understanding and appreciation of drama and theatre in a social, cultural and historical context.

Unit 1: Exploration of Drama and Theatre (20% of the qualification)
Unit 2: Theatre Text in Performance (30% of the qualification)
Unit 3: Exploration of Dramatic Performance (20% of the qualification)
Unit 4: Theatre Text in Context (30% of the qualification)

Entry requirements

A minimum of a B grade at GCSE Drama is preferable. Students wishing to study Drama afresh, potentially without having had the opportunity of studying the subject at GCSE level, will also be considered, at the discretion of the Head of Performing Arts Faculty.


The course is assessed in a variety of different ways, covering a range of learning styles. Unit 1 is assessed through a submitted portfolio accompanying a live performance. Unit 2 is assessed through either a solo or group performance, whilst Unit 3 is a creation of an original piece of drama. Unit 4 is a 150 minute examination studying one set text and looking at one prescribed historical period of theatrical development.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Quest Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2017
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