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Drama and Theatre - A Level

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code HGS Drama
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Devising - You will create and perform an original piece of theatre to a specific target audience.

Theatre Makers in Practice - The opportunity to see live theatre and develop your evaluative skills. You will explore a text as a theatre maker and understand how theatre can be reimagined.

Text in performance - A performance of a monologue or duologue, as well as a group performance. 

How will it be delivered?

Component 1 Devising : Internally assessed through performance and portfolio. 40 % of total A Level.

Component 2 Text in Performance: Externally assessed through a group performance (36 marks) and a monologue/ duologue (24 marks). 20% of total A Level

Component 3 : 2 hr 30 minute written exam comprising 4 extended response questions.

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements for admission to the Sixth Form:

A grade 5 in Mathematics

A grade 5 in English Language or English Literature

Achieving at least 3 other GCSEs at grade 6 or above.

Subject specific requirement:

Grade 6 or Merit in a related GCSE or equivalent, or evidence of performance if not studied at GCSE

Your next steps...

Career opportunities for students who study A Level Drama and Theatre include arts/theatre administration, journalism, director, actor, designer, playwright, stage management, theatre management, theatrical agent, technician, broadcasting, media presenting, education, drama therapy and scriptwriting. With a wide range of transferable skills, A Level Drama and Theatre may also be useful in careers such as marketing, sales, law, youth work and social work. 


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