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.

Performing Arts academy ensemble
Martha Davies - Drama

Martha Davies

Drama & Theatre Studies - Lacon Childe School
When choosing my A Levels I immediately gravitated towards Drama. I saw it as a chance to explore new forms of theatre which I hadn’t been able to previously. As well as allowing me to explore texts in a more intricate way, it also assisted my growth as a performer. As far as my other subjects are concerned, Drama and English Literature work really well together as they both provide new insight into texts that are studied. In Textiles, I have been able to explore costume within theatre, enabling me to create a final piece that has theatrical influence. Aside from my subjects, I also participate in the Performing Arts Academy which has allowed me to interact with other people who are interested by Musical Theatre. After College, I will be going to study Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths University of London to complete a BA degree in Musical Theatre.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification Name Maths GCSE Req. English GCSE Req. Other Req. Desirable Qualifications Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance 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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