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 AQA A Level Drama and Theatre Studies

What’s it about?

This course gives you the opportunity to explore plays in both performance and a theoretical context.  In the first year you will study practitioners in depth and you will prepare a devised piece in the style of a practitioner for internal examination, as well as documenting your process through a portfolio. You will also study extracts from key texts and perform monologues and a group performance. You will participate in workshops exploring techniques in order to develop your skills and theory. You will also sit a written exam based on your study of two texts and your interpretation of them.  You will attend a live theatre performance and as part of the written exam evaluate using the theory you have learned throughout the course.  


Entry Requirements:

We would recommend a grade 6 at GCSE Drama or BTEC Level 2 Merit in Performing Arts. 



Mrs. S. Watson – Director of Teaching and Learning

    The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form

    Course Content:

    A total of three components:  

    Component 1: Devising 

    Component 2: Text in Performance  

    Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice 


    A mixture of practical assessments, written assignments and examinations. 



    This course will develop performance skills, give you opportunities to take part in theatre productions and learn about the industry and could give you the first step to a career in the entertainment industry. 


    A Level Drama and Theatre Studies can provide you with a foundation of knowledge and experience to successfully apply to drama schools or universities to study drama and related subjects. 


    The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form Course List