"I chose to study Drama and Theatre Studies as it is a course that has given me the tools to be a confident communicator.  In addition to this it has also given me invaluable knowledge about the world, past and present and taught me about how and why people respond to different situations". Student

Drama and Theatre studies aims to develop your understanding of the theory and practice of Drama and consider the social cultural and historical contexts from which the plays derive.  Through the study of a wide range of plays you will gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the ways in which playwrights use the dramatic form, structure and language to communicate meaning to an audience.  You will exam the theatrical cannon, and explore the impact the theatre has had on past and contemporary societies.


Course Content

Students will be encouraged to create innovative and imaginative pieces of drama, using the strategies and techniques of a range of different practitioners.

Assessment takes the form of both written and practical exams.

Exam Code: H459

Where the course leads:

Due to both the academic and practical nature of the course, Drama and Theatre studies is a highly regarding subject by top universities and a wide range of employers.  Aside from a career in the theatre, film and television, the subject is advantageous for students wanting to study Law, Medicine, teaching, care services, journalism, media, marketing, business and public relations.

Entry Requirements

Level 5 in GCSE Drama and English Literature

Course Contact

Ms G Sinnott

Drama Subject Leader