Drama & Theatre Studies

Subject Intent: Why Drama?

Through making, performing and responding to drama, students are given the chance to discover more about themselves, other people and the world they share. The experience of the drama and theatre curriculum aims to promote the individual’s shaping of their own identity through the experience of collective responsibility via teamwork, discussion and role-playing activities, which help them to comment on, reflect and define their culture and community as citizens of the world. The drama and theatre curriculum empowers young people to develop empathy, emotional intelligence, resilience and a strong social conscience, exploring ideas in a safe environment. Through their appreciation and review of live theatre, students develop their analytical and evaluative understanding of their own and others’ contributions and ideas, enabling them to celebrate the richness and depth of human expression in all its forms.

What will I study?
This qualification emphasises practical creativity, alongside research and theoretical understanding. You will learn through experience, seeing theatre and making theatre for yourself.  You will be introduced to a wide range of theatrical styles and contexts as you explore plays practically, devise and work on performances.

What are the entry requirements?
Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.