Drama and Theatre Studies A Level

Drama and Theatre Studies A Level

Our ethos is really important to us; we’re here as artists and practitioners to work alongside and to encourage and develop young artists and practitioners. The course aims to develop your understanding and your appreciation of theatre and drama as powerful tools in the examination of human interaction, and to respond in a personal and creative way. We offer a unique development programme with the aim of creating a first class performance preparation training course that is underpinned by academic rigour and depth of reflection. You will be challenged to work to professional standards of creative collaboration. You will analyse and evaluate performances, published texts and your own practice, developing your understanding of the social and historical context of drama and theatre in performance. You will study a range of key theatrical practitioners and apply their theories to your own practical work whilst honing your performance skills and advancing your craft.

Regular theatre visits are a vital part of this course. We are a department of collaboration, creation and innovation and as a drama student you will be involved in the lively artistic life of the College as a ClassAction practitioner. A mature and committed approach is required, and there are high expectations of students on this course, with the opportunity to perform with the best at the very highest level.

Students from this course have been successful in progressing to RADA, Bristol Old Vic, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Lamda, GSA, East 15, Drama Centre, Mountview, Arts Ed, Birds, Performers, LABAN, The Place and Urdang.

Grade 4 in GCSE English and Drama with experience of performance and/or production. You need a genuine interest in performance/theatre and to be prepared to work practically at all times.
Examined performance/practical work both group work and monologue and duologue work, externally assessed coursework and final external examination based on set text work and a live theatre review.
Drama and Theatre complements a wide range of subjects and is useful in building confidence and improving presentation skills in a range of careers. Drama and Theatre is accepted as an established and rigorous academic subject when applying to Universities. Increasingly this qualification at Godalming College is leading to a career in the performing arts industries.

As well as students studying the range of performing art subjects at many universities, over the past few years we have had students gain places at prestigious institutes such as RADA, Bristol Old Vic, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Lamda, GSA, East 15, Drama Centre, Mountview, Arts Ed, Birds, Performers, LABAN, The Place, Urdang.

The futures for our students are bright and exciting and future careers for ClassAction practitioners are rich and diverse as we develop the theatre makers of the future.