Drama & Theatre, AS-Level

Course start date:
12 Sep 2017
Course end date:
29 Jun 2018
09:00 - 17:00

Students will develop a multitude of skills, including collaboration, communication and an understanding of how to amend and refine work as a theatre maker and practitioner.

Set texts provide a background to contextual studies and will require students to articulate how they would perform in certain roles, and design for certain scenes, putting practical work at the heat of the qualification.

The course can be taken in the following ways:

- As a stand-alone part-time course.

- As an ‘add on’ to a Full Time Level 3 Study Programme at the College, for example alongside a BTEC Extended Diploma.

- As part of a study programme with another two A-Levels (full-time package).

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable you to:

- develop and apply an informed, analytical framework for making, performing, interpreting
and understanding drama and theatre

- understand the place of relevant theoretical research in informing the processes and
practices involved in creating theatre and the place of practical exploration in informing
theoretical knowledge of drama and theatre

- develop an understanding and appreciation of how the social, cultural and historical
contexts of performance texts have influenced the development of drama and theatre

- understand the practices used in 21st-century theatre making

- experience a range of opportunities to create theatre, both published text-based and
devised work

- participate as a theatre maker and as an audience member in live theatre

- understand and experience the collaborative relationship between various roles within

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

AS in Drama and Theatre will be assessed through a combination of a 40% written exam and 60% Non-Examined Assessment (NEA).

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

This course can lead onto university study and employment in the industry.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or 4) in any examined subject. Must include English Language and Maths.

Drama GCSE Grade B and above. You may also need to audition for this programme.

If you would like to study this course part-time, please contact the A-Level tutor:
Hilary Pezet: hilary.pezet@kendal.ac.uk

If you would like to study a full-time programme of A-levels, please complete a full-time application form.

Next: Fees

Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. More about Student Finance.

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