To study theatrical forms and understand the roles of director, performer and audience.
To create original drama using the devising process and to interpret scripted drama through performance.
What will I study?
At AS you will study theatre forms and functions from the points of view of director, performer and designer. You will stage your own production consisting of a scripted extract as well as a piece of theatre devised by your group. You will sit a written examination on your exploration of two further texts.
You will consolidate your knowledge and understanding at A2, by creating a more substantial piece of theatre on a given theme, as well as exploring your set texts through written examination.
Self-confidence in your ability to express yourself both on stage and in group discussion is an important quality in this course. Commitment and teamwork are essential.
How will I study?
You will work both individually and with a group. As the course progresses, you will find you are asked to take much more responsibility for your learning and achievement.
We offer you plenty of opportunities to attend theatre productions and workshops. You can develop your own areas of interest within the course, for example, by choosing a design or lighting option.
You may wish to get involved in school theatre productions of the Middle School Drama Clubs.
Where will it lead?
Employers and universities are very interested in the teamwork focus of the course. In addition, the course has obvious benefits in developing speech, confidence and performance skills. There are many academic, practical and vocational theatre courses in this country run by a wide range of institutions.
"I am studying Theatre Studies, English Language and English Literature and hope to do a degree in Drama and Performance. One of the best things about the Sixth Form is the more informal relationship you have with your tutors. Theatre Studies is great for practical acting whilst still having the academic structure of essays and directing theories."