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Drama & Theatre Studies


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The subject content for A-level Drama and Theatre is divided into three components:

  • Drama and theatre
  • Creating original drama
  • Making theatre

In the practical components students may specialise in performing, lighting, sound, set, costume, puppets and/or directing.





A Level – 2 Year qualification

Component 1: Drama and theatre

What’s assessed

  • Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre
  • Study of two set plays,
  • Analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 3 hours

Component 2: Creating original drama

What’s assessed

  • Process of creating devised drama
  • Performance of devised drama (students may contribute as performer, designer or director)
  • Devised piece must be influenced by the work and methodologies of one prescribed practitioner

How it’s assessed

  • Working notebook (40 marks)
  • Devised performance (20 marks)

Component 3: Making theatre (practical)

What’s assessed

  • Practical exploration and interpretation of Extract (students may contribute as performer, designer or director)
  • Reflective report analysing and evaluating theatrical interpretationof all three extracts

How it’s assessed

  • Performance of Extract 3 (40 marks)
  • Reflective report (20 marks)

Course Costs

In order to cover the cost of the study booklets, trips and workshops we ask for a contribution of approximately £80 for each year of the course.