Why Study Drama and Theatre Studies?

This course offers the wonderful opportunity to practically and theoretically explore all aspects of theatre. You will develop acting, directing and design skills as well as building self-assurance and exercising your imagination. You will study play texts, participate in performances, devise new work, write analytical essays and reflective
journals. The course offers active, practical exploration of ideas and theories through workshop and performance. You will also develop rigorous written skills that you will use to analyse both scripts, live theatre productions and evaluate your own acting pieces. The course is assessed via external written examinations (40%) and coursework. The coursework element is assessed through filmed or showcased
performance (30%) and written reflective report (30%).

Why Study Drama and Theatre Studies at Worcester Sixth Form College?

  • There are a wide range of trips and workshops for you to take part in including visits to RSC, London and professional theatre companies nationwide
  • As part of your course you will take part in several public performances including an extract from a published play and an original devised piece
  • We enjoy the benefits of a well-equipped College Theatre and the more intimate College Drama Studio
  • Excellent lighting, sound and projection facilities & video and sound recording equipment
  • Workshops with visiting professionals and academics
  • Close links with the University of Worcester
  • The Performing Arts Academy puts on two public productions a year including a large-scale musical and an end of year showcase

Progression Opportunities

Many students go on to study Drama and Theatre Studies at degree level either as single honours or in combination with another subject. This subject develops written skills alongside confidence, communication and group work. It works very well alongside English Literature as well as providing an interesting and enriching contrast
to a range of other subjects. Drama and Theatre Studies teaches you many of the skills employers are looking for such as independence, presentation skills and creativity.

Hannah Collins

Hannah Collins

Drama & Theatre Studies - Nunnery Wood High School
I decided to study Drama at A Level as I have always had a passion for performing and it has long been my dream to pursue a career in this field. This course works well with my other subjects, one being English Literature, as it aids in my understanding of theatre and has given me the confidence to voice my opinions in lessons. The staff in the department are helpful and friendly and I have formed some strong friendships because of this course. Alongside this subject, I am also part of the College’s Performing Arts Academy which is a truly enjoyable and invaluable experience. I have received an unconditional offer from university to study a joint BA honours degree in Drama and Literature. I will continue to strive for a career in drama: to make my mark on the industry and inspire others to do the same!

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
Drama and Theatre Studies4GCSE English Literature at grade 4 or above and GCSE Drama at grade 5 or above where these subjects have been studied.Students must commit to rehearsal time outside of lessons. A willingness to take part in live theatre visits and workshops is essential.Live theatre and workshop visits at a cost of approx. £50 per year.

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