Theatre Studies

A Level

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mrs A Francis

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE grades at 4 or above including English, as well as a 5 in GCSE Drama. Applicants without these grades may be considered in the light of extra-curricular drama following an interview.

Course Content

Theatre Studies is designed for students with a keen interest in acting, directing and performing. Students who want a deeper understanding of drama and are interested in studying plays, looking at the work of influential theatre practitioners, analysing live theatre performance and creating performance work of their own.

The course is evenly balanced between practical work and academic study. It should be noted that the course requires considerable wider reading from students and progress throughout the course is assessed through a series of regular essays and practical assignments. Students benefit from regular trips to the theatre and workshops or talks from visiting professionals.

Component 1 – Drama and Theatre
Written Exam (40%) – The study of Two Set Texts which are analysed both practically and theoretically. Also written analysis of a live performance.

Component 2 – Creating Original Drama
Devising (30%) – Creating their own piece theatre with a practitioner’s influence and then the performance of the piece, this is supported by a written Working Notebook.

Component 3 – Making Theatre
Practical scripted (30%) – The performance of 3 extracts from 3 different plays studied over the 2 years. This is supported by a written Reflective Report.

There is an expectation that students will join Sinden Youth Theatre Company to further their performance opportunities and develop performance skills.


Open Evening Documents

Further Opportunities

With further training, you could go into employment related to the performing arts such as working in the Film, Television or Theatre industries.

The course offers distinct subject content which provides you with the skills, understanding and knowledge that employers from many industries including law degrees and the police
are looking for.

University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.