Learning Together For The Future

Key Stage 5


Exam Board: Edexcel

Contact: Ms J. Porteous

Course Overview

This exciting specification looks at all aspects of theatre making. For some of the course we are able to choose texts that best suit the needs, interests and abilities of our own students. The set text list offers exciting challenges and there are some excellent plays to choose from, pre and post - 1956.

The specification encourages a creative approach throughout the course. It offers a mix of theory and practice, and covers all aspects of drama and theatre work. We are also very proud to say that the Drama team at Ecclesbourne has played a large part in writing the new specification.

At A Level there are three components: a devised piece of theatre, a practical exam and a written exam. Students will join thousands of others in the country who are doing this demanding course over two years.

Highly respected in the work place, transferable skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and meeting deadlines (performance dates) are a key to a student's success on this course.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSES 4-9 or A*-C to include Maths and English Lang or Lit Grade 5 (Grade 6 desirable)

Where can Drama and Theatre Studies take me?

After A Level, you could go on to further study Drama, Theatre Studies or Performing. Due to the written elements, the course can lead to degrees in English. Careers don't have to just be in the field of Drama. Drama A Level builds confidence and presentation skills- all of which are essential and valued in any workplace.


Component 1 - Devising N.E.A. 40%
Component 2 - Text in Performance N.E.A. 20%
Component 3 - Theatre Makers in Practice Written Examination 40%