Why should I study Drama?

Drama will suit a wide range of students with a wide range of talents. Whether you are an extrovert with a passion for the stage or an introvert who wants to challenge their own reticence, this course is for you. If you are technically minded or have a passion for 3D creativity, then the technical and design options could be a fantastic opportunity for you to show what you can do.

What skills will I gain?

A level Drama will provide you with a wealth of interpersonal skills, confidence building and organisation competence that will be of use to you in your professional and personal life forever. Whether you want to go to Drama School to train to be an actor or study medicine, this rigorous A level that has been around for nearly half a century is widely respected, especially when taken in combination with traditional academic subjects.

What will I learn?

Component One: Creating Original Drama (40% of final grade)

  • Devising drama
  • Performing a devised piece
  • Portfolio of devising process (30% of final grade)
  • Performance (10% of final grade)

Acting, design or technical options available

Component Two: Process and Performance (20% of final grade)

  • Performance of two extracts from a play
  • Acting, design and technical support options available

Component Three: Drama and Theatre (40% of final grade)

  • 2½ hour written examination
  • Closed book
  • Study of three set texts
  • Study of a live theatre performance
  • Knowledge of design and technical theatre essential

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for A level Drama.

Examination Board: Edexcel

Mr J.L. Maingot
Director of Drama