WJEC A Level Drama and Theatre Studies Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
A Levels



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone



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Start Date

Start Date
06 September 2023

Infill to fulltime course

32 weeks

In a nutshell

Drama and Theatre Studies is for students who enjoy reading and watching plays, as well as taking part, whether performing, directing or designing sets and costumes.

This course is for...

... you’re enthusiastic about theatre

... you want a practical and theoretical study programme

... you’re creative and interested in following the Creative Arts Pathway, the Design and Media Pathway, the English and Writing Pathway

Course content

This course offers students the freedom to choose both the content and the form of their practical presentations. In total, you’ll be studying 2 units:

A2 Unit 3: Text in Action

Non-exam assessment, externally assessed by a visiting examiner, 36% of the qualification. You’ll create, develop and perform as either an actor or designer:

  • A devised piece using the techniques and working methods of either an influential theatre practitioner or a recognised theatre company
  • An extract from a text in a different style chosen by you

You’ll present your performance live for a visiting examiner. For those choosing design, you’ll give a non-assessed 5-10 minute presentation of your design to the examiner. You must produce a process and evaluation report within one week of completion of the practical work.

A2 Unit 4: Text in Performance - Written Examination: 2 hours 30 minutes

24% of the qualification. Open book: Two questions, based on two different texts: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Peter Nichols or The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning by Tim Price and Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim. Please be prepared to attend several theatre visits throughout the course.

Students can progress to University or a career in Performing Arts.

Entry Requirements

To enter this course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs. Grade C or above, to include Maths/Maths Numeracy and English/Welsh First Language

A grade B in English is desirable to study AS Drama. Alternative subject achievements might be considered if you do not have a grade “B”. Please talk to one of our advisors.

Additional information

You will need to contribute towards the cost of trips and visits and you will be required to purchase recommended texts.

Where can I study WJEC A Level Drama and Theatre Studies Level 3?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 06 September 2023

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All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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