Drama and Theatre

A-Level Drama and Theatre

Did You Know?

Leeds Playhouse is built on an old church burial ground.

Key Information


Two Year Course

Examination Board




What do I need to study this course?

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language with a preference for grade 5. There is no requirement to have studied GCSE Drama (but if you have, you should have gained a grade 5 or higher). You may have suitable experience in other ways through private drama training or amateur companies.

What will I study?

There are two major practical assessments which require you to work with scripted plays and devise your own theatre. You will specialise in either acting, set, lighting or sound design. You will sit a written exam which will test your creative skills in making theatre. You will study two set texts and write about a live theatre visit, analysing the key components of theatre making.

What next?

A-level Drama and Theatre will provide you with invaluable transferable skills which can be applied to any career. You may choose to continue studying drama at an accredited drama school, but students can progress onto university courses in drama, directing, acting, theatre design, and arts administration. Some of our alumni now have careers in law, teaching and even veterinary science!

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