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Theatre Studies

Theatre Studies

Course Accreditation: A Level Drama and Theatre

Examining Board: Eduqas

Method of Assessment:

Teacher, External Examiner, Written Exam.


Course Content
The course demands practical, creative and communication skills in almost equal measure.
You will extend your ability to create drama and theatre, either in a performing or production
role. You will also be required to write about theatre and to develop your powers of analysis
to become an informed critic. The course will involve taking part in drama productions, as
well as studying plays and playwrights, theatre styles and the history of theatre worldwide.

1 x Reinterpretation Performance and coursework

1 x Devised Performance and coursework

1 x Scripted Performance and coursework

1 x Written exam.


Lesson Style
Combination of practical performance workshops and theory lessons which are designed to
consolidate learning. Students are expected to have a mature approach to individual and
group rehearsal time. Students should be independent and proactive.

Time Allocation: 8 hours per fortnight plus external rehearsal time

Private Study Requirement
Wider reading, research and rehearsals. 2 hours of private study per week.

Extra Curricular Opportunities
Helping with Drama Club, Visible Leading, A Level Productions, School Productions, Shakespeare Schools Festival, Lighting, Sound and Costume workshops.

Advisable for Following Careers
Useful for a multitude of careers in the theatre industry as well as teambuilding/workplace skills, communication skills and self confidence. Further study – Drama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts at degree or HND Level. Technical courses in Lighting, Sound, Set or Costume Design.

Good Combination With
All subjects, especially English, History, Politics and Film Studies.


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