Drama and Theatre Studies

A Level


Qualification Type

A Level

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 4 GCSE
English necessary.


Component 1: Portfolio and moderated performance Devising (40%)
Component 2: Text in Performance (20%) Performance Exam
Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice (40%) Written exam

Opportunities for Work Related Activities

Several theatre trips linked to course elements – local visits to The Tobacco Factory and Bristol Old Vic.
Perform to audiences as iconic and unique characters. Create and devise your very own original play. Learn practical and theoretical skills from some of the best playwrights and practitioners in history

Course Overview

Component 1: Portfolio and Moderated Performance Devising
You will create an exciting and original piece of theatre influenced by a performance text and the ideas of a theatre practitioner.
Component 2: Performance Exam. Text in Performance
You will take part in a group performance of an extract from a published play and a monologue or duologue of your own choice.
Component 3: Written Exam. Theatre Makers in Practice
You will critically evaluate live theatre and practically explore two set texts from the perspective of a performer, designer and director.
Elements of each of the three components will be completed in Year 1 and Year 2.


BA (Hons) in Drama and Theatre Studies; Drama and English; Performing Arts; Directing.


Performer/director; public relations; media; presenter; drama therapist; TV; film; theatre assistant or manager; teacher – all careers requiring effective oral communication, analytical skills and teamwork.