Drama & theatre
What is A level Drama & theatre?
Drama and theatre combines the study of practical performance with the history of theatre. It is the study of a range of practitioners and acting styles, as well as reading and analysing plays. It also includes learning about stage craft and stage management skills in set design, lighting and sound.
Why study this course?
Studying this subject will enable you to explore the history of theatre and play texts. It will challenge you practically and academically and you will develop your own performance skills which can be transferred to a variety of career paths and opportunities.
What can you expect from A level Drama & theatre?
Drama and theatre is an exciting, engaging course with a huge amount of opportunities to step outside of your comfort zone. You can expect to be treated as a professional actor and enjoy learning about the performing arts industry and the history of theatre.
How is the course assessed?
In year 1: Component 1- devising (40% of the qualification) is assessed via one practical group piece where you are marked as an individual actor and one piece of written coursework. In year 2: Component 2- text in Performance (20% of the qualification) is assessed via the performance of two scripted texts marked by an external examiner. Component 3- theatre makers in practice (40% of the qualification) is a written exam at the end of the course where you will show evidence of analysing plays and writing from a performer, designer and director’s point of view.
Who is this course for?
If you are willing to step outside of your comfort zone, have a good sense of humour and are passionate about the study of acting and theatre, then this is the subject for you!
5 GCSEs at grades 4 – 9, across four separate subjects, to include GCSE Mathematics and/or English/English Language. In addition, a grade 4/Pass or above is required in GCSE/BTEC Drama or Performing Arts.
"I have loved studying drama and theatre studies at RSFC, mostly due to the type of people this subject attracts and the environment within the classroom. It is a class where you create relationships with other people very differently to any other subject and you know that you and your opinions will always be appreciated. I plan to continue my studies in theatre and performance at Leeds and hopefully go on to study at drama school."
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