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Level 3

Drama and Theatre A-level


• Explore plays through both practical and written responses.

• Work on specific roles in contrasting plays and be assessed on their performances.

• Work in a group to produce an original piece of devised theatre.

• Examine how some plays were originally performed.

• We are always keen for you to learn theory through practice so your written work is relevant and informed. Our aim is to develop you

• as both an individual and team player throughout the course -; skills which are valuable to a range of career paths.

In the first year, you study one set play, ‘That Face’; by Polly Stenham, and devise a piece of original drama in a group after studying the physical theatre practitioner, Frantic Assembly.

You also attend at least two performances, both local and London based.

In the second year, you study your second set play ‘Dr Faustus’; by Christopher Marlowe.

You also perform in both a scripted group piece and either a monologue or a duologue.

In the second year, you will also attend at least two performances, one of which you review for your written exam.

A wide range of teaching and learning styles is used during the course. Formal lessons are combined with discussion, group work, task- based learning and research activities. Both years of the course include involvement in a theatrical production which is shown in

The Sealight Theatre.

It is expected that you will work independently outside, completing a range of tasks and activities in an Independent Study Pack. There is also a commitment to attending additional rehearsals in the weeks preceding performances.

1:1 support is available to all students.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language, Maths and Drama (or an audition).

It is not necessary to have studied Drama at school. The priority is to have a willingness to develop an independent approach to taking direction and developing both practical and academic skills. If you love drama and theatre and are able to commit your time, energy and creativity to your work, you will have a wonderful time on this course!

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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