An exciting and creative subject that builds confidence, independence and group work skills. The course develops a theoretical understanding and theatrical knowledge and looks at drama from all perspectives; director, designer, performer and critic. A wide-range of enrichment opportunities are available with exciting workshops and regular theatre visits to broaden drama techniques and experiences, giving students a greater depth and variation to their own performances.
Students undertake a creative approach to the written elements with practical exploration to develop understanding. Set text is explored through practical and theory to develop an understanding of how play scripts translate to the stage, whilst cultivating performance skills. Employers and higher education establishments value this qualification as it builds confidence, self-esteem, team work and dedication and can contribute towards acceptance onto any university degree course.
Assessment in the course: coursework 40% and both practical and theory based. The exam is 60%; a written exam (40%) and two practical exams (20%).
Students need to have achieved a minimum of 6 grades 5-9 incl. English and Maths and should be aiming to achieve a minimum grade 6 in a Drama related subject.