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Drama & Theatre Studies

Learn about a wide variety of different ways in which theatre is created, what it means to us as human beings and how to create it successfully for yourself.

You’ll study a wide repertoire of historical and modern theatre, from researching and investigating real life human topics, and learning to understand and use the various components to create a theatre production.

Much of your learning will take place through experimentation, and the drama studio is a perfect environment you to work in small groups with other pupils, under the direction and guidance of your teacher. Theoretical knowledge will be introduced and explored in a practical context before being further investigated through written assignments. Watching live theatre is, of course, essential and there are regular opportunities for this.

This subject is for you

If you already love theatre and performance, or wish to increase your ability, skills, knowledge and importantly – confidence. You can be a shrinking violet or comfortable in the limelight, but successful participation is equally possible. Knowing there are no limits to how something may be interpreted on stage is an exciting concept and this subject invites you to take up that challenge.


  • 60% coursework 
  • 40% exam

Exam Board

  • AQA