A level Drama and Theatre Studies
QUALIFICATION AS / A2
EXAMINATION BOARD WJEC
A level drama or theatre studies course offers you a practical exploration of all aspects of theatre. You will study play texts; participate in performances; create and perform new work. Drama and theatre studies teaches you many of the skills employers are looking for such as independence, communication and team-working.
The AS level course involves working in groups and developing practical skills giving you an understanding of the nature of drama and the position of the arts within society. You will also study a number of dramatic texts, considering themes and issues raised the structure of the plays and the use of language. You will learn about the technical aspects of theatre and the performance process.
The A2 second year, builds on the first year’s work, and develops the practical skills and theoretical knowledge further.
Assessment involves coursework as well as practical and written examinations
5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English language and Drama
Many students apply to and are offered places at university to study higher level courses in theatre and drama studies or they progress to a career in performing arts