A Level Drama and Theatre is an extremely popular subject that is accepted by every university in the country including Oxford and Cambridge.
The course is a mix of practical and coursework assessment (60%) and a written exam in the final year (40%). Over the two years, students will have studied five different texts, performed in a number of performances marked both in house and by visiting examiners and also analyzed a number of live productions. Students will understand a range of eras within the history of theatre and develop their technical and interpersonal skills.
Set texts studied include:
We run regular theatre trips – recent productions seen include Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Play That Goes Wrong and Our Country’s Good.
Within the practical units, students can choose to specialize in a study of technical aspects of the theatre, such as lighting, sound, costume and set design.
Year 12 and 13 students become members of our own theatre company ‘Theatre In Transit’. This is treated as an authentic company – we hire out a professional venue and perform plays that traditionally might not be performed in School but which are relevant to the course. Past productions include Antigone, The Revenger’s Tragedy and Woyzeck.