Brighton College

Brighton College

Drama & Theatre Studies

A-level Drama allows pupils to pursue their interests and develop their skills in a range of practical drama elements including acting, directing, costume, setting, mask and technical design. The specification offers pupils the freedom to choose both the content and the form of their practical presentations At A-level, candidates devise drama on any topic to be performed in a theatrical style of their choice. Assessment for the practical units takes account of the pupils’ contribution throughout the preparation period as well as of their final performance. The content of the GCE specification follows through from that of the AQA GCSE Drama specification, enabling a smooth transition from one to the other.

Further Study: The course can lead to a range of higher educational courses and a range of career options. Although Drama and the Performing Arts are obvious links to this course the study of Drama is an asset in a wide range of careers. This is because as well as acquiring the skills involved in creating and performing Drama, you will also acquire important transferable skills such as working with others, problem solving and communication skills. You will find that Drama helps you to feel more self-confident. 

Exam Board: AQA

Course Requirements: Minimum of Grade B in GCSE Drama and English plus evidence of recent extra-curricular drama activities