Why Study Drama?
The A-level Drama qualification is a two year course which encourages students to develop their performance, directing and design skills. In doing this, students will also gain highly sought after
creativity, problem solving and team working skills which transfer to any chosen higher education course or career path. This specification also covers social, cultural, historical and political contexts and their relevance to theatre practices – making the
course both academic and practical.
All A-Level Drama students perform in two professional performances a year. Throughout the year students will have the opportunity to see good quality professional theatre as they will attend
a variety of theatre trips.
The aim of our entry criteria policy is to ensure students are taking courses they are well suited to and are able to make progress in. We seek to provide courses well matched to the needs of our students, helping them to follow their chosen progression pathway.
Our main College entry requirements are as follows;
A minimum of five 9-4 grades at GCSE, including English and Maths (at least to Level 4) from five different subject areas.
Purely vocational pathway require a minimum of four 9-4 grades at GCSE, including English and Maths (at least to Level 4) from four different subject areas.
There will be three pathways which students can follow based on an average grade produced from their seven best GCSE results. The calculation being used for this van be seen overleaf.
Programme of study
Average grade of 7 or higher
3 or 4 A Levels
Average grade of 5 to 6.9
3 A Levels or a mixed A Level and Vocational pathway
Average grade of less than 5
Mixed (A Level and Vocational) or Vocational pathway
The method for calculating your average grade and additional subject requirements are within our full entry criteria document which can be found on the Sixth Form section of our website:
As well as our general entry requirements, there are certain subjects which hold individual expectations based on GCSE outcomes.