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Drama & Theatre

In Drama & Theatre Studies, students will follow the EDUQAS specification. The course allows students to develop their understanding of theatre by combining the exploration of plays, theatre companies and practitioners, creating theatre, performing play and researching and analysing theatre. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their work and personal development with the support of the Drama team.

Theatre visits and workshops with outside agencies are organised on a regular basis to help inform and develop students’ knowledge and understanding. A Level Drama and Theatre is suitable for any student who wishes to work creatively and develop their personal skills.  Drama & Theatre also helps develop personal skills such as teamwork, organisation, time management, public speaking, and creativity. All of these skills are desirable from employers and universities.

"Young people that studied arts subjects tend to have higher employability and are more likely to maintain employment than those that did not study arts subjects. In addition, young people who took two or more arts subjects at standard grade tend to have a higher rate of employment than those who took only one arts subject.”

DTZ Consulting & Research, Arts and Employability

Why choose A Level Drama & Theatre StuP1050855dies?

  • The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical side of theatre as well as performance.

  • Drama & Theatre Studies also helps develop personal skills such as teamwork, organisation, time management, public speaking, and creativity.  All of these skills are desirable from employers and universities.

  • The course is designed to allow students to take responsibility and ownership of their own work which we encourage within the department.P1030944P1030946

  • Many students have gone on to study Drama, Acting or Theatre Studies at universities and drama schools as well as others going on to study non arts based degrees such as Chemistry , Engineering, Sociology & History.

  • We have close links with outside companies such as Watford Palace, Frantic Assembly and The National Theatre which help us to provide students with a variety of different experiences during the course through theatre visits and workshops.

  • We have a tradition of excellent exam results.

  • There is a good balance between practical and written work.

  • We listen to our students’ opinions, at the end of each year we have student questionnaire and often change parts of how we deliver the course based on the questionnaire results.

  • You have the option within the structure of the course to be examined on acting or theatre design or both.

Please look at this link for Drama & Theatre on the UCAS website

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 at GCSE Drama plus a Grade 5 GCSE in English Language.

Future Opportunities

This course is highly regarded by universities and requires a high level of personal commitment; it can be extremely rewarding in terms of students' personal development, general knowledge and interpretative skills.

The Class of 2018Download

Sixth form has been the best 2 years of my life, fab times all round. The Drama Department exceed all expectations for what teachers should be. Providing unreal amounts of support constantly. Going to miss the Drama family immensely.

To Miss Cushnie and the whole drama department, you have been so supportive and incredible throughout my years at Tring School and our lessons and trips have been some of the most enjoyable times I've had in my time here. 

The Photo Gallery below shows some images from our 2018 production of Dr Faustus.

Course Content & Assessment

Course Content

Drama & Theatre helps develop personal skills such as teamwork, organisation, time management, public speaking, and creativity. All of these skills are desirable from employers and universities. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical side of theatre as well as performance. Drama & Theatre also helps develop personal skills such as teamwork, organisation, time management, public speaking, and creativity. All of these skills are desirable from employers and universities. The course is designed to allow students to take responsibility and ownership of their own work which we encourage within the department.

Assessment

Component 1 - 20% -  Practical & Written Coursework (Year 12)

Component 2 - 40% - Performance Exam and Written Coursework (Year 13)

Component 3 - 40% Written Exam (End of Year 13)

 

Drama Department

Subject Leader (Maternity Leave) Mrs F Langley        
Acting Subject Leader Miss K Dolder
  Miss S Warne
Performing Arts Technician Mrs A Travers   

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