Drama & Theatre A Level

Course Overview

Our Drama and Theatre Studies course is taught in excellent purpose-built facilities, which include rehearsal rooms and a fully functional black box theatre. The department staff have many years of experience readying students for auditions. Currently, we have LAMDA, Trinity, Shakespeare, Physical Theatre and Technical Theatre practitioners.  


The course offers a professional theatre approach with preparation for students considering studying acting/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.

The main focus of the course is the development and interpretation of theatre and live performance. The coursework is a mixture of analysis and practical performance, both scripted and devised. Students will have the benefit of working with industry trained staff and practitioners within the department, who have a wide range of skills.

Visiting theatre groups, theatre trips, enrichment activities ranging from LAMDA and RADA influenced work to drama improvisation and the college production, a joint venture between the Drama and Theatre Studies and the Musical Theatre departments, ensure that any student studying at Long Road has the opportunity to develop their skills beyond the study timetable. 

Year 1 Modules

  • Theatre Workshop
  • Text in Action
  • Text in Performance

Year 2 Modules

  • Theatre Workshop
  • Text in Action
  • Text in Performance

 

Key Info

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at Grade 5 including GCSE English Literature
  • Grade 4 in GCSE English Language
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Drama if taken

Assessment

  • 40% Exam
  • 60% Coursework
  • Exam Board: EDUQAS

Exam Results 2022: 32% A* - B
 

66

Total students

16

Average class size

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why choose this course? 

This is the course for you if you are considering a profession in the entertainment industry, as a performer or a designer.

Students will have the benefit of working with industry-trained staff and practitioners within the department, who have a wide range of skills. Currently, we have LAMDA, Shakespeare, Physical Theatre and Technical Theatre Practitioners. The department staff also have many years of experience in readying students for auditions.

Visiting theatre groups, theatre trips, enrichment activities ranging from LAMDA- influenced work to Drama improvisation and the college production, a joint venture between the Drama and Theatre Studies and the Musical Theatre departments, ensure that any student studying at Long Road has the opportunity to develop their skills beyond the study timetable.

The main focuses of the course are the development and interpretation of theatre and live performance. The coursework is a mixture of analysis and practical performance, both scripted and devised.

Skills you'll gain

The EDUQAS Drama and Theatre Studies course is taught in excellent purpose-built facilities, which include rehearsal rooms and a fully-functional black box theatre.

The course offers a professional theatre approach with preparation for students considering studying Acting/Drama at both university and major Acting schools.

It is also excellent grounding for a career in the Arts as a professional performer or designer.

After Long Road

The course incudes preparation for students considering studying Acting/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
  • Teaching

Drama has been an amazing experience, the new skills that you learn helps you develop independence that you can interpret into other aspects of your life.