Drama & Theatre Studies

  • Exam Board: AQA
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specific Entry Requirements: GCSE Drama Grade 9-5 or English Literature Grade 9-4

If you want to develop your interest and enjoyment in drama and theatre studies through your experience as part of an audience and through your own practice, then Drama and Theatre Studies is for you. You will have the chance to develop your practical drama skills and pursue your interest as well as respond critically and sensitively to texts and performances.

You will benefit from the following resources and facilities:

  • experienced, specialist teacher.
  • dedicated drama studio providing plenty of space and technical equipment for rehearsals and productions.
  • excellent sound and lighting systems, projector and screen linked to the computer and the facility to record and instantly play back rehearsals on DVD.
  • extensive collection of costume and props.

Teaching and learning will be through the study of texts, live theatre and students' own dramatic productions developed during practical workshops. For the practical components students choose to work as performers, designers (design students may choose lighting, sound, set, costume or puppets) or directors.

This course offers opportunities for progression in higher education in Acting, Musical Theatre and Film Studies or in other subjects as an entry qualification. Drama & Theatre Studies offers subject content which is distinct from that of the others, serving as complementary to study in other arts subjects or as a contrasting discipline with study in other areas.