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Theatre Studies A Level


A Level

Why study this course?

• If you enjoy participating in drama
• If you want to develop valuable inter-personal 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
• 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