Whatever your future ambitions

We have a course suitable for you

Click here for more information

Creative Industries

A level Drama and Theatre Studies




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

Studying with us is not just about good courses

Take a look at the fantastic enrichment programme on offer

Click Here

Course Length:

2 Years

Course Levels:



Latest News

Another year of exceptional A level and vocational success at The College Merthyr Tydfil

View all latest news

Latest Tweet

See all tweets

Stay Informed

If you are in Year 9,10,11 and are starting to think about college and your future? Why not sign up for our newsletter for all the latest information about college life, open days and events.

Click on image to find out more