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During the course you will gain experience of theatre from a variety of historical periods and you will learn to perform in a range of styles.
Drama and Theatre Studies develops your enjoyment of, and interest in, drama and theatre. During the course you will gain experience of theatre from a variety of historical periods and you will learn to perform in a range of styles. Theatre visits and performance workshops form an essential part of the course so that you get to experience drama as a creator, performer and critic.
“Since I joined Dereham Sixth Form College I’ve had no regrets about choosing Drama. I have enjoyed being together with other students who share the same energy and enjoyment towards the subject. In particular, I have enjoyed learning about the wide variety of practitioners and texts to perform from. However, it isn’t just work within College as we are lucky to be involved in workshops and watch different productions at the theatre.” (Adam)
Please note: Miss Breeze has now left the College. The new Head of Drama is Miss Harris.
Drama and Theatre Studies complements many different A Level subjects, particularly English, Music, History, Psychology, Sociology and Media Studies. Drama helps you to develop important skills such as imagination, confidence and communication, as well as fostering creativity. This gives Drama and Theatre Studies students skills that are very attractive to a huge variety of employers.
We follow the AQA specification.
In the first year you will study some key areas of theatre studies to give you a firm grounding for further study. These include:
- Seeing and critiquing live productions
- Studying a prescribed play
- Presentation of an extract from a play in the style of a key theatre practitioner
In the second year you will examine a few chosen areas of theatre studies in greater depth:
- Further prescribed plays, including a pre-twentieth century play
- Presentation of a devised drama
You will sit written exams answering questions on your prescribed plays. You will also be assessed on one live performance of a play extract.
Minimum 65444 including 6 in Drama and 5 in English Language or Literature.