Drama is a challenging and exciting A Level that provides opportunities for progression to many different courses in Higher Education. It is a distinct subject, complementary to other arts subjects, and is a useful qualification for a career in the media, entertainment and leisure industries. These industries generate 71.4 billion per year to the UK economy—generating £8 Million pounds per hour. Drama is also an asset in all areas of employment where people matter, eg, Law, Teaching, Police Service, Social Work, Caring, Journalism, Politics, Sales and Management.
What do students study?
How are students assessed?
A Level Drama & Theatre Studies : 3 Components
Component 1: Drama & Theatre 40% of A level
Written exam paper - 3 Hours - Study of 2 set texts 80 marks
Section A & B Answer a question based on the study of a play from list A & B. [55 marks]
Section C- Answer a question about a piece of live theatre seen. [25 marks]
Component 2: Creating Original Drama [Practical] 30% of A Level
Devised Performance 60 marks
Component 3: Making Theatre Performance [practical] 60% of A Level
Presentation of an extract from a play 60 marks
Contact Miss Angela Davies, Director of Performing and Creative Arts for further information: