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Drama and Theatre

Drama and Theatre

What will I learn?

The WJEC Eduqas Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Drama and Theatre Studies consists of two separate components:

Component 1: Performance Workshop - Internally Assessed 60% of qualification.

Students will be assessed on either acting or design. Students participate in the creation, development and performance of:

  • An extract from a text of the student’s choice 
  • A piece of theatre based on a reinterpretation of a second extract from a text from a different social, historical or cultural context using the techniques and working methods of either a theatre practitioner or theatre company. All students must produce:  a realisation of both performances or designs, a creative log for each performance/design and an evaluation of the process of creating and realising the reinterpreted extract only.

Component 2: Theatre in Context -  Written Exam 40% of qualification

A series of questions on one performance text from the following list

  • The Trojan Women, Euripides 
  • As You Like It, William Shakespeare 
  • Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen 
  • Machinal, Sophie Treadwell 
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams
What can I do next?

You could take this course to complement other AS or A Level courses that may be related to the performing arts such as English Language and Literature, History, Sociology, Music or Media Studies or to prepare for the A Level part of an Advanced GCE in Drama and Theatre Studies, which could lead onto higher education within the arts or more general higher education courses. 

With further training, you could go into a job related to the performing arts such as working in the Film, Television or Theatre industries. You may also like to look at joining a theatre group to increase your drama and theatre experience. The course offers a distinct subject content which provides you with the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers from lots of industries are looking for. 

Drama helps improve your self-confidence, self-esteem and communication skills in general. Students that have studied Drama at AS/A Level in the past have also gone onto careers in teaching, public services, law and event management.


 AS/A level
 1-2 Years
The WJEC Eduqas Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Drama and Theatre Studies
Entry Requirements:
6 GCSEs graded 5 and above including English

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