Drama Option

Transition Activities

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About the Course

The GCSE Drama course provides you with an opportunity to develop your acting and performance skills, directing and production skills and your understanding and appreciation of drama and theatre through the study of a set text and by going to see live performances.

Exam Board

Controlled Assessment: 60% Examination: 40% Terminal Written Examination Examination Board AQA

Your Future

If you wanted to continue with your studies you could take A level Theatre Studies and/or Dance offered by the Performing Arts department for which there is a 100% pass rate for both courses.  Students who have Drama, Dance or other Performing Arts qualifications have gone on to do community work, sports therapy, drama therapy, deliver training for businesses primarily in communication, media and social work to name a few.  This is as well as the obvious careers in theatre and the performing arts.  Many universities offer Drama as a discrete or combined subject and it greatly supports students who wish to study degrees in English, Media, History, Communication, Psychology and Sociology for example.  We are also proud of a number of our students who have gone on to study at Conservatoires and Specialist Drama Schools such as Royal Central, RADA, Arts Ed and LIPA and more.