Drama and Theatre

A Level

Exam Board: A Level Drama and Theatre – AQA

Course Summary

A Level Drama and Theatre gives you a practical and theoretical insight into the Performing Arts. After studying Drama and Theatre at Barton Peveril you will be able to apply the theory you have learned to your own work and the work of others, showcasing your understanding of the multiple techniques and practices you have acquired for audiences.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in English
  • Minimum average GCSE score of 4



  • Antigone and the Theatre of Ancient Greece
  • Our Country’s Good – Modern Classics
  • Live Theatre Analysis
  • Applying Theatre Practitioner Methods
  • Creating Original Theatre
  • Performing and Designing Scripts

Why choose this course?

  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Theatre workshops by leading practitioners and industry professionals
  • Field trips to local, national and international productions

Where might it lead?

The combination of practical and theoretical work leads students to a vast range of options after college. Many students go on to work and study in Acting, Singing, Dance, Choreography, Performance Production, Teaching, and Journalism.


This course has a mixture of:

  • Written Examination (40%)
  • Devised Performance (30%)
  • Performance of an Extract (30%)


Jennifer Price

"Before Barton, I honestly had to idea what I wanted to do after college but with the excellent opportunities that taking part in the Aspire Programme has offered me, I realised that university was the right pathway for me to embark on when I leave."

Read more about Jennifer and some of our other students.