Drama & Theatre

This course requires practical, creative, reflective and imaginative students. This course will develop your ability to create Drama and Theatre in a performing or designing role. Throughout the two year course we will focus on the practical exploration and development of skills at all levels. You will complete detailed studies of published plays, Playwrights and performances – both from an analytical position, but also from staging and performing those pieces. You will be required to attend a wide number of Theatre performances and productions, workshops and seminars.

It is not essential for you to have previously studied Drama at GCSE, but must be prepared to perform at all sessions.

Assessment (Exam Board – Edexcel)
There are 3 components to the course; 2 coursework components and 1 final written exam.

Components 1 and 2 wholly focus on the practical exploration and performance of play texts to an audience.  During your development and rehearsal process, you will keep a clear record of your work in a portfolio of evidence.  You will be directed as an actor in two performances and also create and perform your own original drama during these components.

Component 3 is a final examination and is based again on practical activities, as you will be evaluating a live performance you have seen as well as answering questions on play texts that you have either performed in, designed for or even directed.

The Drama Department will work in detail with all students to ensure that they focus on the Theatre-making process as a collaborative activity and then are able to accurately reflect on this in examination or assessment.

Entry Requirements:
7 Higher Grades:

  • Grade 4 (or above) for English and Maths
  • Grade 4 (or above) for other GCSE subjects
  • 1 BTEC (or equivalent) at Merit (or above) may be included within the 7 grades

Further Information

Lee Parry
Subject Lead for Drama
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