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Drama and Theatre

A level

The Drama and Theatre Studies course is taught in excellent purpose-built facilities which include rehearsal rooms and a fully functional black box theatre. The main focuses of the course is the development and interpretation of theatre and live performance.

Please note; may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2020 Course Costs.

Course Content

The course offers a professional theatre approach with preparation for students considering studying acting or drama at both university and major acting schools. It is also an excellent grounding for further study which can lead to careers in law, social work, psychology and teaching alongside confidence building.

Students will have the benefit of working with industry trained staff and practitioners within the department that have a wide range of skills. Currently, we have LAMDA, Shakespeare, and technical theatre practitioners. The department staff also has many years of experience readying students for auditions.


  • 40% exam
  • 60% coursework

Special Features

You will make a number of theatre visits and see varied productions during the two years. As well as participating in professional practical workshops by Theatre production companies. There are frequent opportunities to perform both within the College and in public, such as at the annual Christmas concert and the Summer Showcase.

Entry Requirements

  • At least 7 GCSEs at Grade 4 including GCSE Maths and GCSE English.
  • Grade 5 in GCSE English Literature if taken.
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Drama if taken.
  • A successful workshop audition demonstrating your practical and theoretical skills in Drama and Theatre.
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