A Level Drama & Theatre

Exam Board


Pass Rate



Component 1 Devising Performance and Portfolio – 40%

You will be able to let the creative juices flow and enter a world of imagination, as you devise an original piece of theatre, developed from a stimulus. Along with developing an Actors Journal, to document the process that you have gone through to achieve your own performance.

Component 2 Text in Performance – 20%

During this component you will be studying two play texts to later perform extracts, one Group Performance and one Monologue or Duologue. Giving you a taste of performing on stage, in front of a live audience, two completely different forms of play looking at various theatre practitioners and how they shaped the theatrical world that we know today.

Component 3 Theatre Makers in Practice – 40%

During component 3 you will be assessed in three areas; 1. Evaluating a live theatre performance. 2. Page to stage, how you would as a theatre maker put on a show; how you would direct it, which practitioner you would be influenced by. It allows you to have complete creative control of how you would stage a performance. 3. Interpreting a performance text, this is where we delve into the history of the theatre and discover new and re-imagined ways of putting on classical theatrical texts for a modern day audience. Highlighting the conditions they would have originally been performed in.

Entry Requirements

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About the Course

Drama is both academic and practical and will give you the opportunity to enjoy a huge variety of experiences and challenges. To do well in Drama it is vital that you are enthusiastic, committed, hardworking, reliable, a team player and have a sense of humour. We are very proud of our students, the performances we put on and the exam results we have achieved. We will continue that level of success with our future potential students.

Throughout the year we organise a number of trips to see live theatre performances as a part of the course, we have seen countless shows in Manchester, been to London and the West End and Shakespeare’s Globe and even travelled to New York to watch performances on Broadway. At the College we also have enrichment opportunities, workshop’s and master classes offered throughout the year.

I am sure you will have a fantastic time, if you choose to study Drama and Theatre at Ashton Sixth Form College this year, in our brand new state of the art facilities.


Find out more about our Performing Arts courses here


See below the images of our Drama & Theatre Students performing The Theatre of Cruelty for their final pieces: