Drama AS and A2

Start (w/c): 01/09/2020 Full Time - To be arranged Nantgarw

Course Information

The A Level Drama or Theatre Studies course offers you a practical exploration of all aspects of theatre.

You will study play texts; participate in performances; create and perform new work. Drama and Theatre Studies teaches you many of the skills employers are looking for such as independence, communication and team-working.

What Will I Learn?

The AS Level course involves working in groups and developing practical skills giving you an understanding of the nature of drama and the position of the arts within society.

You will also study a number of dramatic texts, considering themes and issues raised and the structure of the plays and the use of language. You will learn about the technical aspects of theatre and the performance process.

The A2 second year, builds on the first year's work, and develops the practical skills and theoretical knowledge further.

Entry Requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including GCSE Drama or a Merit or above in Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts or where Drama was not sat a Grade C or above in English Language or Literature.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required


You will be assessed through coursework as well as practical and written examinations


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Career Progression

  • On successful completion of this course many leaners go on to study Drama and Theatre at University, sometimes in combination with another subject. Other progression routes include careers in Public Relations, Personnel or Retail

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Actor, entertainer or presenter

    Average salary: £26,501

  • Dancer or choreographer

    Average salary: £30,050

  • Musician

    Average salary: £30,401


Actors, entertainers and presenters sing, portray roles in dramatic productions, perform comedy routines, gymnastic feats and tricks of illusion, train animals to perform and perform with them, and introduce and present radio and television programmes.

Entry Requirements

Entry does not depend on academic qualifications although some drama schools require candidates to have GCSEs/S grades or A levels/H grades or a degree. Entry can be based upon an audition. Membership of the appropriate trade union is usually required. NVQs/SVQs in performing arts are available.


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