Drama and Theatre Studies


On this course you will gain a deeper understanding of how theatre works and you will have opportunities to develop a wide range of theatrical experiences

Course Outline

This is a two year A Level course which consists of 4 Units


Unit 1 Exploration of Drama and Theatre
Internally assessed 60% of AS grade

Unit 2 Theatre Text in Performance

Externally assessed 40% of AS grade

Unit 3 Exploration of Dramatic Performance

Internally assessed 40% of A2 Grade

Unit 4 Theatre Text in Context

Written exam, externally marked and 60% of A2 Grade

Examining Board


Career Opportunities

Arts Administration, TV and Radio Production,Theatre and Film Acting, Radio Presenting, Drama Therapy, Events Management, Make-up Artistry, Camera Operating, Festival Organising,Stage Management, Teaching

Teaching Methods

Each week you will be timetabled for four periods of 60 minutes each. These are used as follows:
• Three lessons will be a practical class where you will develop new skills-------.
• The other lesson will be a classroom based lesson.
In Drama and Theatre Studies there is a need for regular learning and independent study. Guidance will be given on how to prepare for lessons and consolidate you own learning so that you can have the best chance of success.

How is the course graded

How to succeed in GCSE Art

Successful students need be imaginative, creative and positive. Students must be organised and prepared to work hard in their own time. Patience and peristence are key virtues, as is the ability to take criticism positively. Successful students need to be open, expressive and committed.

Skill Requirements

GCSE students are encouraged to work over an extended period of time on the development of their projects. This process is broken down into easily understood targets by the Art teacher and requires a mature and independent approach from the student in order to be successful.

Students should always have a set of personal targets to complete – these targets are likely to be detailed on the student’s Progress Log and found on the task lists in their sketchbook.

How can you help?

Ask your son/daughter about their artwork and their ideas. Take them to galleries and to places where they can gather photographs for their work. Provide them with materials and tools, and try to sort out a space in the house for them to study. Finally, ask to see their Progress Logs – it’s all there!

Extra-curricular Support

The Art Department opens its doors daily to students to come and work at break, lunchtime and after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays. We regularly arrange Saturday Workshops, sometimes inviting specialist artists to deliver a master class. There are many other opportunities to be involved more in Art such as mural painting, Rock Challenge set design and Saatchi Online (