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Performing Arts
Performing Arts
Mode of study Academic A Level
Duration 2 Years
Campus English Bridge Campus
Start date 3 September 2019
Course code DRA-AL (1921)
  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. Course ContentA minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language.

  • What does the course involve

    A practical, engaging and creative course where you will examine the work of drama practitioners, explore a range of drama as a practical art form, and work independently to create your own performances.

    You will be given a thorough grounding on the basics of performing and experience the innovative styles of playwrights, directors, actors, and companies. You will develop and demonstrate a range of theatre making skills and experience a range of opportunities to create theatre, both published text-based and devised work.

    In the first year most lessons will be practical and, as the live performances are assessed, there will be extra rehearsals outside of lessons. Homework will be researching specific practitioners, learning lines and rehearsing. Part of the second year involves working on a devised piece to perform to an external examiner. Assessment Two of the components are performance based worth 60% of the qualification, and with completion of a creative log and an evaluation report. The third component is exam based and is worth 40%.

  • How is the course assessed

    Two of the components are performance based worth 60% of the qualification, and with completion of a creative log and an evaluation report. The third component is exam based and is worth 40%.

  • Additional Notes

    Typically over 80% progress to higher education, of whom 75% choose degree courses related to the Performing Arts. This course is an excellent step towards a career in the performance industry, showing that a student is confident, self-disciplined and can work in a team.

  • Further Information

    You will have the opportunity to be part of MaDA (Music & Dramatic Arts) - an exciting programme of music and drama activities working with like-minded creative students and attend performances of some of the course's set texts. The New York trip includes a Broadway stage workshop and visiting iconic locations including NBC Studios to consider the realities of a career in show business.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email: admissions@scg.ac.uk

Sophie Parker

Sophie Parker

A Level Drama & Theatre Studies (Music and Film Studies)
Previous Institution: Idsall School

I love Drama and it is the field I want my future career to be in. A Level Drama is confidence building and eye opening and I have had a really great first year. I am looking into acting on stage and screen after College. My favourite thing this year has been learning Brecht techniques.

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