Curriculum Intent

In Drama, our curriculum intent is:

To build confidence, encourage creative thinking, and promote a positive learning experience while working with others. We foster a learning environment that promotes a safe place to experiment with theatre, developing knowledge, communication and teamwork, and giving students life skills for a successful future.

Curriculum Plan

Drama Curriculum Plan

Course Overview

  • Throughout the course, students attend regular theatre trips as watching, evaluating and analysing live theatre is a significant part of the courseComponent 1: Theatre Workshop Non-exam assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated 20% of qualificationComponent 2: Text in Action- Non-exam assessment: externally assessed by a visiting examiner 40% of qualification

    Component 3: Text in Performance – Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes 40% of qualification


Component 1 – Theatre Workshop

  • Re-interpretation of a text
  • Apply the workings and theories of a theatre practitioner
  • 1 x Performance marked by LST
  • Creative Log – 1500 word portfolio of process

Component 2 – Text in Action

  • 2 x Performances – 1 devised, 1 scripted
  • 1 x Process and Evaluation Report

Component 3 – Text in Performance

  • 3 x set texts that you study in practical and theory sessions in preparation for a written exam
  • Current set texts – Machinal; Love & Information; The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time

Exam Board Information

WJEC Eduqas A level Drama: A690QS

Future Steps

Many of our students go on to follow a career in Theatre and the Arts and have had success with students attending Drama School. Audition preparation is fully supported with training given to help with application to Drama School.

  • Drama at university
  • English at university
  • Writing
  • Journalism
  • Creative Arts courses in Higher Education
  • Law
  • Theatre Technicians
  • Set design
  • Directing
  • Marketing
  • Visual Arts
  • Presenting
  • Community Arts work
  • Teaching