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A Level

Why study this course?

• If you enjoy participating in drama

• If you want to develop valuable interpersonal skills, which will help you in Higher Education and employment

• If you would like to study a drama based course at University

• If you would like to learn more about the way theatrical performances are put together

Potential careers:

• Actor/actress

• Stage manager

• Arts administrator

• Drama teacher

• Drama therapist

• Television production assistant

• Radio presenter

• Theatre director

• Youth & community worker

• Personnel manager

• Social worker

• Journalist

• Marketing manager

• Charities administrator

Course content

You may study some/all of the following:

• The use of theatrical forms and genre in relation to the exploration and performance of plays

• How plays relate to the contexts in which they are created and/or performed

• The different ways plays are interpreted

• A minimum of three plays, two of which must be by different playwrights

• The importance of social, cultural and/or historical influences on plays

• The use of drama and theatre terms and concepts

• Practical drama activities with supporting exploration notes

• Evaluation of live theatre

• Monologue/duologue performance plus supporting notes

• Group performance

• The significance of theatrical forms and genre and performance theory in relation to devised work

• The ways in which plays have been interpreted through history

• The use and evaluation of higher order drama and theatre terms and concepts

• Written examination on a set text and historical performance conditions


Staff contact:

S Hackett