Drama & Theatre

Drama & Theatre (AQA) 

  • Unit 1: Written Paper: 40% of AS
  • Unit 2: Scripted Performance: 60% of AS
  • Unit 3: Written Paper: 40% of A2
  • Unit 4: Devised Performance: 30% of A2
  • Unit 5: Scripted Performance: 30% of A2 

Course aims:

Emphasises practical creativity alongside research and theoretical understanding. Students learn through experience, seeing theatre and making theatre for themselves. Students are introduced to a wide range of theatrical styles and contexts as they explore plays practically, and devise and work on performances.

Students choose to develop as a:

  • performer
  • designer (lighting, sound, set, costume, puppets)
  • director
  • •ombination of these

Whichever option they choose, students will gain many invaluable skills, both theatrical and transferable, to expand their horizons.

Entry requirements:

It is not an absolute requirement of the course that candidates have studied Drama at GCSE level, although it is a considerable advantage to have done so.

Key features:

  • A predominantly practical course
  • All pupils sit the AS public examination at the end of Year 12
  • State of the art facilities
  • Both a self-contained course and a sound basis for continued study at university
  • An excellent complement to many other subjects and highly valued by top universities 

Higher Education:

Many students study Drama at university or go on to Drama School. Drama is also a popular subsidiary subject at university, for example with English.