DRAMA & THEATRE STUDIES
During the course, you will work as an actor, director, designer, critic and creator of theatre and learn to analyse your practical work in writing. You will be able to make evaluative judgements about live theatre, exploring design and production elements, using specialist vocabulary. As a member of an ensemble, you will devise your own piece of theatre, using a range of forms and styles influences by key theatre practitioners.
Drama and Theatre Studies at CGS Sixth Form is exciting, challenging and dynamic! We have superb facilities and London theatre on our doorstep; KS5 students are able to take part in at least 3 theatre visits each year, as well as workshops with visiting practitioners. There are many extra-curricular Drama opportunities open to all KS5 students, including the annual school production and the sixth form pantomime. KS5 Drama Captains are very influential, leading Drama Club and directing performance work at the Rose Theatre.
Year 12 student
"In no other lesson do you spend half an hour hanging upside down as Stephen Berkoff's bug-like creation Gregor. In my opinion there's no other subject that pushes you so far both mentally and physically, or is as rewarding. I plan to study Drama at University, as it's my passion and my dream to work in this world where you never stop learning."
Please see more information about this subject and slides on transition work below.
Head of Department: Ms L Burwell
'A Level Drama and Theatre enables students to become confident and independent theatre-makers, creating work which is playful, exploratory and challenging. Every year, our students make us proud with their creative responses to the world around them, as they explore the powerful communication between performers and audience. The course covers a huge range of skills, equipping students to become performers, designers, directors and critics, and enabling them to collaborate in making material which is thought-provoking and ambitious.'
“This is theatre – the art of looking at ourselves.”
Augusto Boal, 1992
A Level Drama & Theatre June 2018.140874528.pdf
Drama and Theatre Studies transition work 2020.199040461.pdf