This is a dynamic, exciting and rigorous course that will engage students through
It focuses on practical work which reflects twenty-first century theatre practice, and
develops skills that will support progression to further study of Drama and a wide
range of other subjects.
It is assessed through both practical and written examinations and coursework.
The course has a clear and coherent structure.
Course Content and Assesment
There are three components:
The course is embedded with a practical ethos, and this is
sacrosanct to the course structure and delivery.
Component 1: Devising 40% of the A Level.
• Devise an original performance piece based on an extract
from a Play, using the principles of a theatre practitioner.
* The component is assessed through the following
1: 3,000 word portfolio of analysis and exploration.
2: Performance to a live audience.
Component 2: Text in performance, 20% of the A Level.
1: A group performance/design realisation of one key
extract from a performance text.
2: A monologue or duologue performance/design
realisation from one key extract from a different
Component 3: Theatre makers in practice, 40% of
the A Level
2 hours 30 mins written examination.
Section A: Live Theatre Evaluation.
Section B: Page to Stage: Realising a Performance
Section C: Interpreting a Performance Text.
Five grade A*-C GCSE or above including Drama at
GCSE. Special discompensation can be made for
those students who have not taken GCSE Drama.
Progression to Higher Education to take specialist
Drama and Theatre courses or as part of entry
requirements to other subjects. It is also a useful
qualification for candidates who would like to
pursue a career that involves Law, Business and
media related professions.
We also help pupils with extensive preparation for
entry into Rose Bruford, Central School of Speech
and Drama and Guildhall.