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Drama

Why study Drama Studies?

Drama & Theatre Studies is a well respected subject with universities. Not only is it regarded as an academic subject but moreover having an A Level in Drama proves a student has developed good team working and interpersonal skills. This imaginative and creative subject lends itself to helping you become confident young people and the skills are transferable across all professions.
 
This is a fun and exciting course that will allow you, though the means of Drama to learn and explore a variety of situations, issues, time periods and character relationships.

What will I study?

You will be required to attend a number of extra rehearsals for the performances. Students will also be taken on a number of evening theatre visits.  The subject promotes really positive and welcoming relationships among the class ensuring that you leave the course with a firm understanding of how theatre companies are run and how to present yourself at auditions.
 

AS Level

Exploration of Drama & Theatre through the study of two plays in depth: practical and written. Theatre Text in Performance Preparation (practical performance).


A2 Level

Exploration of Dramatic Performance (Devised piece: practical and written). Theatre Text in Context (the study of two plays for the written exam).
 

How is the course assessed?

At AS Level there are two assessments. Exploration of Drama & Theatre is teacher assessed and Theatre Text in Perfomance is externally assessed.
 
At A2 Level there are two assessments. Exploration of Dramatic Performance is both teacher and internally assessed. A written exam based on two plays is externally assessed.

What grades do I need to study Drama at HSC?

Students wishing to study Drama & Theatre Studies at A Level will need a Drama GCSE grade A* - C as well as English GCSE grade A* - C.