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Christ the King Sixth Form College

Drama & Theatre Studies

A Level

"I am not a naturally confident person but Drama is the one lesson where I feel truly comfortable and confident enough to give my creativity free reign. The A Level course at Christ the King has made me realise that I want to pursue this subject further, either at drama school or university."

What will I study?

This course will develop your skills in drama in a practical and theoretical sense by broadening your understanding of drama and theatre techniques. You will study set texts from the exam board; learn about devising techniques before creating your own work; perform extracts of plays and become a critical and reflective performer in different styles of drama.

You will learn and develop skills in writing about drama; not only critically analysing live production but also be able to reflect on your own practice and how you devise, create and perform a piece of theatre.

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE English (Grade 9-5) and either GCSE Drama or recent experience or involvement in drama or theatre activities. A commitment to studying plays and learning theatre techniques is essential.

How will I be assessed?

Portfolio coursework: charting your research, development and the process of taking your performance from page to stage

Written exam: analysing set texts from the exam and evaluating a live theatre production

Practical Performance: performance based assessment where you can perform or be graded as a director/designer.

Where will A Level Drama and Theatre Studies lead me?

This is an excellent course if you want to go to University to study a single or combined degree. Careers in Theatre, Film and Television are the most popular choices after studying drama at A Level but the skills you will develop are also extremely transferable to Teaching, Law, Journalism, Public Relations, Events Management and Retail.