AS/A2 Drama and Theatre Studies
1 year for AS. 2 years for A Level (A2).
The course follows the Edexcel specification. Further details are available from the Edexcel website.
Entry Requirements/Student Suitability:
Students are required to reach the Wadebridge Sixth Form Level 3 entry criteria. In addition, this course is ideal for those students who have successfully studied GCSE Drama (Grade C and above) and students who have a genuine interest in the Performing Arts.
60% Coursework - assessed by portfolio ( written work) and 2 performances.
- Group performance/design realisation of one key extract from a performance text and informed by the methodology of one influential practitioner.
- A monologue or duologue performance/design realisation from one key extract from a different performance text.
- Live theatre evaluation
- Realising a play ( set text that will be studied) from page to stage
- Use one key extract from a performance text and a theatre practitioner as stimuli.
- Assessed by portfolio and performance.
- Live theatre review
- Interpretation of 2 set texts (extracts reprinted in paper)
At times you will be expected to rehearse outside college hours for performances. You will need to do research and written assignments - these vary from week to week depending on shows and deadlines.
For further information and exemplar question papers see the exam board website.
- Practical workshops
- Performance in the Hall, Drama Studio or other venue
- Individual and group research
- Discussions and group work
- Evidencing with written portfolios and diaries
- Evaluation, Feedback and Assessment
- Develop further skills by attending
workshops in Dance, Circus Skills, Comedy, Improvisation, Stage Lighting and
- Develop leadership skills by running
your own workshops or other events.
- Take part in theatre visits and
workshops led by actors.
- Take part in other events such as
Showcases, Talent shows and Comedy shows.
Independent Study Time:
A successful Drama student will be a team player and willing to work with others. They will also be able to learn and research independently, as well as being reliable and have a good attendance rate. Most of all, a Drama student will really enjoy performing or have a keen interest in the technical aspects of theatre.
Progression and the Future:
The course will give you a unique insight into different career paths within the Performing Arts. Students can progress into Higher Education such as University, Drama Schools or onto a Foundation Course. Students can also progress straight into employment.
New facilities include:
- Newly renovated Drama Studio
- Versatile "black box"
- Digital lighting
- Digital sound and mixing desk
- New projector and screen
Students have said....
- “You get help and support throughout the
- “You meet a lot of interesting
- “I love the opportunities for performing”
Mrs K Langton
KS5 Co-Ordinator for English, Media and Drama
Miss J Mason
How to Apply:
The Application Process begins in February of each year. Please contact Sarah Fisher, Sixth Form Administrator, for further information or to request an application form.
Click here for a printable version of this subject specification.