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This is an exciting and challenging course, academically and practically. It helps you to develop strong independent and group working skills and encourages you to be resourceful and inventive. You’ll explore classical and modern plays and will learn about performance theory through practical exploration of text and evaluative writing. You have to manage your time well and attend some rehearsals after college and at weekends, and make evening theatre visits. You will work closely with the students in your group and may find that you make your best friends at college in the drama room. Through taking Drama and Theatre Studies students will develop as confident and independent learners, recognise the importance of self-discipline and, develop time management skills, become resilient learners, and develop analytical thinking skills and inquisitiveness.

Pictured - Cast of 'Jackanory' (2015)

Assessment

60% from written exams

40% from coursework (including performance to an audience)

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language with an average GCSE score of 5.00 or higher.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail admissions@eastnorfolk.ac.uk. We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.

Content

  • Visit the theatre and learn to write about what you have seen.
  • Explore Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing and find out how professional actors tackle complex texts.
  • Study contemporary director, Max Stafford-Clark and Political Theatre.
  • Perform extracts from plays of your choosing to a live audience.
  • Explore the political, historical, cultural and sociological importance of theatre through Timberlake Wertenbaker’s ‘Our Country’s Good’.
  • Take a look at a variety of other important theatre forms and texts.
  • Devise and present your own piece of original drama.

Outcome/Progression

Past students have gone on to read Drama at university or to enter professional training at major drama schools.

Inspirational Links

www.dramauk.co.uk

www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

www.rsc.org.uk

www.shakespearesglobe.com

Course Information

Level

A level

Course Work

Exams

40%