Performing arts, music and media A Level Drama & Theatre Studies For 16-19 Year Olds

A Level Drama & Theatre Studies

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COURSE oVERVIEW

You will explore all aspects of drama, practical and theoretical, study and perform texts, create original devised work, and learn from professional live theatre.

EXAMINATION BOARD: AQA

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Grade 4 in GCSE Drama if taken, if not, suitable up-to-date experience in performing publicly or for exams will be considered. Grade 5 in GCSE English Language preferred.

Why study A Level Drama & Theatre Studies at Blackpool Sixth?

We have outstanding facilities including two purpose-built rehearsal studios and a fully equipped theatre as well as an exciting 21st-century approach to teaching.

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How will I be taught?

Practical workshops, online resources and lessons, discussions, group projects, and lectures.

Teacher expertise

Experienced teacher, with lots of directing experience and expertise in creating multimedia resources.

What skills will I develop?

  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Team working
  • Understanding of others and yourself.
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How will I be assessed?

40

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examinatION
  • 40% Final exam

60

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COURSEWORK
  • 30% Devised performance/coursework
  • 30% Scripted performance/coursework
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What will you study and other information about A Level Drama & Theatre Studies

Where does it lead?

Study of acting at drama school, drama at university. Students also use drama for entry to a wide range of other degree programmes. Recent destinations: ALRA, The Hammond School, LIPA, Manchester. Leeds and Lancaster universities.

Our Alumni

Elliott Gray-Medd, class of 23

HIGH SCHOOL: Cardinal Allen Catholic High School

Elliott studied level 2 and 3 BTEC Health and Social Care, GCSE English and GCSE Maths at Blackpool Sixth. He is now working as a teaching assistant at Red Marsh School. He said “The staff are amazing and so supportive. I wouldn’t be where I am without them!”

Yulan ChanDelaney, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Montgomery Academy

Congratulations to Yulan ChanDelaney for achieving excellent grades in her A Levels! Yulan has excelled with A grades in Biology and her Extended Project and B grades in Chemistry and Religion, Ethics and Philosophy. We are delighted to announce that Yulan will be attending the University of Leeds in the coming academic year to study medicine. Best of luck with your future studies, Yulan!

Adam Walker, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Millfield Science & Performing Arts College

Adam has achieved an impressive Double Distinction star in BTEC Music and a Merit in BTEC Business at Blackpool Sixth. We are thrilled to announce that Adam will be pursuing Creative Musicianship at ICMP, and we cannot wait to see where his passion for music takes him!

Luke Moore, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Lytham St Annes Technology & Performing Arts College

Luke is an incredibly talented student who excelled in BTEC Performing Arts – Musical Theatre, achieving an impressive Triple Distinction Star grade. Luke has decided to take a gap year to audition for colleges but dreams to attend a top London-based college, and eventually make it to the West End. We have no doubt that Luke will achieve great success in his future!

Thirisha Varatharajan, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Baines School

Thirisha Varatharajan has excelled in her biology A Level with a grade of B, as well as chemistry and mathematics A Levels, both with a grade of A. We are proud to announce that Thirisha will be attending the University of Liverpool in the upcoming academic year. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours and can’t wait to see what she will achieve next!

Maddie robinson, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Carr Hill

Maddie Robinson has received a Double Distinction Star and a Distinction in Health & Social Care (Triple). We are thrilled to hear that Maddie plans to progress into employment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, and we are confident that she will excel in this role. Maddie’s hard work and dedication have clearly paid off, and we wish her all the best with her future. Well done, Maddie!

David Speight, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Highfield Leadership Academy

David Speight gained an A grade in A Level Photography and a Double Distinction Star in BTEC Film and Television. We are proud to announce that he will be moving onto a Level 3 Content Creator Apprenticeship at Ascent Trampoline Park.

Sarah Grogan, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Montgomery Academy

Sarah has recently received A* grades in maths and physics, as well as an A in economics. We are thrilled to announce that Sarah will be attending Cambridge University to pursue her studies in economics.

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