Sixth Form Campus
09 Sept 2024
For those who want to develop their practical and theoretical understanding of drama. The course will also enable you to develop higher level communication skills.
A core part of this course involves attending the theatre – this is in preparation for the ‘live theatre performance’ element of the written paper and in order to widen your understanding and experience of performance. It also allows you to develop self-confidence, presentation skills, personal discipline, time management and group work skills which are highly regarded by both employers and in higher education.
This course also links well with many of the College’s E6 Programme activities, including Dance Live, teaching placements and work experience.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including drama (if taken at GCSE level), or a merit in Level 2 performing arts. Significant extra-curricular performance experience would also be accepted.
You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.
40% written paper, 30% internally assessed Creating Original Drama and 30% Making Theatre.
Achieving a high grade on this course could be the first step towards a career as an actor, with admission to a drama school or a university to study a degree in a performance subject being a possibility. Past students have taken up careers in the media, marketing, HR, teaching and customer service at management entry level.
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