Drama & Theatre Studies
How do I #DiscoverTheDifference with Drama & Theatre Studies?
Drama & Theatre Studies will help you develop a variety of dramatic and theatrical skills including performing, directing and critical evaluation - alongside an understanding and appreciation of drama and theatre in a social, cultural and historical context. Plus, it enables you to sharpen your communication skills.
What will I study?
• A group devised theatre piece.
• Individual monologues and a class production of a modern text.
• Analysing other performers from live theatre while thinking like a director.
What makes Drama & Theatre Studies different at #H6?
• You get to see performances at The National Theatre and West End theatres.
• You go on a New York City residential trip.
• You gain experience working with theatre practitioners.
• You gain specialist skills training.
• You go on London cultural and historical visits.
How will I be assessed?
In both years of the A-Level Drama & Theatre studies course you are assessed through:
• Coursework (20% each)
• A performance (40% each)
• An exam (40% each)
Your teacher will provide ongoing feedback throughout the duration of the course.
Five or more GCSE grades 9-5, including a minimum grade 5 in Maths and a minimum grade 6 in either Drama, English, Humanities or a Social Science related subject.
After this course, you can progress to university to specialise in acting, directing, stage design, theatre history, and English. In addition, many universities view students who study drama as well-rounded and confident people who possesses good communication skills.