LEVEL 3 Exmouth Community College Course Guide 2018
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Theatre & Performing Arts

“The theatre is an expression of civilisation” Timberlake Wertenbaker

A Level

Board: AQA A Level Theatre Studies - Pearson BTEC Extended Certificate in Performing Arts




You will learn how to devise and perform effective Drama; how actors, designers and directors communicate meaning to an audience; and how to use performance and production skills appropriately and imaginatively in performance.


With support from highly experienced specialist teaching staff and through collaboration with professional performers and companies you will develop the skills to create new and exciting theatrical productions.


This is a lively and student-centred theatre and performance programme of study. Students have the opportunity to work creatively and collaboratively to achieve shared dramatic intentions and enjoy all aspects of the theatrical process.


You will be introduced to theatre practitioners and companies whose styles of performance have revolutionised theatre through ground breaking plays and devised work.


Much of the course is practical and you will be staging plays and devising your own work in light of research as part of the learning process.  You can experiment with practical ideas that could make an audience change their way of thinking and see the world in a new light.


Where will it lead?


Once you have completed this two year course you could further your study at university, gain employment in the industry or follow a wide range of career paths using the creative collaboration and research skills you have developed.


What qualifications do I need?


Normal College requirements apply, including the equivalent of a GCSE grade B in English and a B in Drama. A joint love of theory as well as practical elements is essential.


Contact: Mr J Turner, Head of Drama.



‘I love being on stage and the challenge of performing – it’s exciting and full of new experiences’


‘Drama is a way for me to climb out of my skin and be whoever I want to be’

‘You have to adapt your way of thinking to fit with other people and learn how best to communicate’