Why study Drama at A-Level?

Theatre is at the heart of our culture. It explores the human being – what motivates us, how we feel and respond in different situations. Performance is something we all do in our lives – in our work, in our day-to-day dealings with people. So if you are interested in how people think, feel, react, respond and why they do – come and study Drama.

Topics of study at A-Level

We study plays from a range of periods, and in a variety of genres; we look at the work of influential people in theatre – the theories and ideas about creating Drama; we create our own pieces of performances that show the influence of companies or practitioners who have radically changed the ways we perform and present theatre.

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Drama student
Drama students

Opportunities beyond the classroom

There will be opportunities to see contemporary performances by professional companies.

What this subject might lead to

Some students may wish to go on to university to read English, Drama, Media Studies or Film Studies. Drama can also benefit those who wish to study Law for its performance skills, Psychology for its study of human behaviour, Business for its people skills and teaching for its presentation skills. Drama can take you anywhere.

Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)

GCSE Drama may be useful but you can do the A-Level without having studied the subject at GCSE.