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Drama & Theatre A Level

Drama & Theatre helps students pursue their interests and skills in a range of practical drama elements including acting, directing and technical design. During this course, you will gain a thorough understanding of how theatre and plays are created and performed. We use a variety of teaching methods and much of the course is delivered in our specialist performing arts facilities.

You will have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of workshops with professional touring companies, visit London and local theatres and help lead whole school performances, as well as creating, developing and performing in your own pieces of work. There are opportunities to develop technical skills, alongside our technician, as part of our theatre productions, and to lead our Senior School Drama Club, in which our A Level students facilitate workshops and impart their skills and experience to our younger children.

As part of the course, you will study five texts over two years and devise further material for performance examinations. The written component of this qualification is highly analytical and welcomed by universities.

Examination board: Eduqas

Where could this course take you?

This course can lead to a range of exciting career paths in performing arts. Many of our A Level students have gone on to study vocational courses at Loughborough University, the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, Drama Centre London, Guildhall, Italia Conti and Fourth Monkey. The course also complements a range of A Level subjects and is useful in building confidence and improving presentation skills that are valuable in most careers.