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Entry requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Bs and 4 grade Cs at GCSE. GCSE grade B in English Language (grade 5), GCSE Drama or English Literature (grade 5) is required. It is important that you are interested in gaining a greater understanding of how theatre and plays work and that you are keen to be involved in performances.


Two years.

Why take Drama and Theatre Studies?

Are you curious about issues and ideas and have a creative instinct for communicating your views through drama? Are you keen on acting, writing or on the visual and technical side of theatre? Are you interested in going to the theatre to see plays? If you can answer yes to all of these questions, Drama and Theatre Studies is probably for you.

What will I study?

The range of work will involve practical performance, devising and working from scripts, writing about theatre you have seen and plays you have read, and the theory and practice of practitioners, playwrights and directors.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through written coursework, practical performance and written examination. The course demands practical, creative and communication skills in almost equal measure.


A materials contribution is applied to this course. This will be confirmed at interview.

Good course combinations

Drama and Theatre Studies complements a range of subjects including Dance, Music, Film Studies, Media Studies, Law, Psychology, History and Sociology and is useful in building confidence and improving presentation skills for a range of careers.

What could it lead to?

Drama and Theatre Studies can lead to further study in drama, theatre studies and performing arts in higher education at degree or HND level or drama school. It can be used as part of your course to broaden your studies and may lead on to a career in the performing arts industries.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Ellie Allan

Previously of Holy Family Catholic School
A Level Drama and Theatre Studies

“I believe Theatre Studies is lively, funny and a great way to make new friends. It helps you gain new skills such as team work and provides you with a positive environment. I am now attending the University of Lincoln, studying Film and Television. I hope to then go on to get a job somewhere in this area of business. I believe York College has opened many doors and allowed me to aim for my goal and achieve it.”

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