Drama & Theatre Studies

Are you interested in performing and the theatre?
Do you like working with others and exploring new ideas?

Are you interested in learning the techniques employed by influential theatre companies and practitioners?
If the answer is YES to any of the above, then the Drama and Theatre Studies course is the course for you!

A Level – Course Content

  • Devising from a text: An exploration into the key themes and issues in a set text, using them to create an original piece of theatre
  • Dramatic theory: An introduction to significant theatrical movements
  • Feminist writing: Textual study of ‘Machinal’ by Sophie Treadwell
  • Theatre Texts in Practice: Performing, designing and directing key German and American Expressionist works
  • Live Theatre Review: Analysing and evaluating as an audience

Our ethos is to work alongside young people to study and create innovative and exciting pieces of contemporary theatre. Teaching methods employed include practical exploration, formal teaching of theory, individual student research and discussion. The department invites theatre companies and professionals to run workshops at the school, to enrich your studies, as well as offering ample opportunities to see inspirational pieces of live theatre.

Facilities: All sessions are taught in our purpose-built drama studios which are equipped with lighting and sound technology as well as state of the art Harlequin Activity Sprung flooring systems, suitable for physical theatre/movement based workshops.

Progression: Our students have gone on to study Drama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts courses in Higher Education at degree or HND level. Careers relating to theatre include lighting, stage management and performing. An advanced level qualification can also lead to Performing Arts teaching or primary school teaching. This course complements a range of Humanities and Arts subjects and is useful in building confidence and improving presentational skills in a range of careers.