Advanced GCE in Drama and Theatre
You will learn about various styles and genres of theatre, and become familiar with a range of key practitioners who have strongly influenced the development of theatre in the 20th and 21st centuries.
You will perform scripted work from published plays, and also have opportunities to devise your own original pieces of theatre. For the practical aspects of the course, you have the option to work as a designer of costume, lighting, set or sound rather than an actor if you prefer.
You will also explore play texts from the point of view of a director, creating your own concepts for how these plays could be interpreted for the stage. You will watch and review professional theatre productions as part of the course.
- Qualification: Advanced GCE in Drama and Theatre
- Exam Board: Edexcel
Course Teacher Profile
Mrs K. Cureton
Lead Teacher for Drama
Mrs. Cureton is the Lead for Drama in the Amethyst Sixth Form
To enrol for the A Level Drama course you must have the following…
- BTEC Drama Distinction or GCSE Grade 5
- English Grade 5
- Maths Grade 5
- If you have not studied Drama at KS4, you will need to provide evidence that you have studied Drama outside of school.
Careers and Next Steps
There are a few areas of work that you can use Drama straight after A level, however students often decide to study a degree enabling them to specialise in a particular area of Drama.
Skills developed include;
- Creativity and ability to convey ideas and concepts.
- Work independently.
- Good written, verbal and vision communication skills.
- Ability to develop and change ideas and concepts in response to a client’s needs.
Careers choices for pupils who have study Drama at A Level:
- Disc jockey
- Drama therapist
- Drama/theatre critic