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Drama and Theatre

Head of Department Miss S Harries, The Green School for Girls

This A-level will engage students through encouraging creativity, focusing on practical work which reflects  21st-century theatre practice and developing skills that will support progression to further study of drama and a wide range of other subjects.


Students explore engaging performance texts and experience live theatre. You will devise your own performances and further develop your performance (or design) skills.

How will it be assessed?

A-Level Drama, two-year linear course. Examining board: AQA

Component 1: Drama and Theatre 40% Written Exam

-Study of two set texts; exploration of theatre text and interpretation of theatre text

-Live theatre review

Component 2: Creating Original Drama 30%

-Devising a piece of original theatre based on a chosen practitioner

-Working Notebook coursework 

-Internally assessed and externally moderated

Component 3: Making Theatre 30%

-Study of three set texts

-Performance of three extracts

-Reflective report coursework

-Externally assessed

Where will it lead?

The study of Drama will lead to a wide variety of careers in the arts, teaching, journalism and media. 

This course will support students who wish to study the performing arts in higher education. The study of Drama encourages you to link theory and practice and to approach problem-solving in a creative way. The study of recognised theatre practitioners and iconic set plays will broaden your understanding of literature and the arts and enable you to understand historical, cultural and social context.

Enrichment opportunities

Theatre visits are an essential part of the course; workshops with directors, writers and actors as well as masterclasses at venues such as The Globe.

Entry requirements

GCSE Drama grade 6. 

If GCSE Drama not studied, Grade 6 in English Literature or Language.