Woodhouse College
Alica Derome Rebecca Saul
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Drama & Theatre

Examining board - Edexcel
Additional course entry requirements:
Grade 6 in GCSE drama if taken and grade 6 in GCSE English literature AND English language. Grade 5 in GCSE mathematics. Recent performance experience needed if no GCSE drama
Why drama & theatre?
This course will provide you with an opportunity to analyse, direct and perform a wide range of plays. The emphasis is on learning from practical work. You will have the opportunity to gain confidence through performing devised and scripted plays. You will learn how to work as a team and communicate effectively, gaining confidence that will help you in all aspects of your life. You will also be able to analyse plays from a performer’s, designer’s and director’s perspective and gain an understanding of the playwright’s intentions. Many students go on to study drama at Russell Group universities or train to be actors at prestigious drama schools.
We offer a wide range of theatre trips which will include experimental and more traditional productions and tours of theatres. You will also take part in workshops run by visiting practitioners like Frantic Assembly and Splendid Productions. Our drama hall is equipped with a full lighting rig and sound system, a conventional proscenium arch stage and moveable seating to create more intimate acting spaces. Productions are well attended and successful. Our teachers are very experienced and have worked professionally in theatre and television.
Course content
You will have the opportunity to study five texts from a diverse range of plays, both classic and contemporary and work with at least two different theatre practitioners.
You will devise your own original piece of theatre as well as being directed in a production and you will explore how to develop your own concept as a director. The emphasis will be on creating a brave ensemble of actors and directors who are not afraid to take risks and develop a wide range of skills.

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