Drama & Theatre


Drama and Theatre has been designed to be a practical, engaging and creative course that provides students with opportunities to study drama and theatre in an academic setting, interrogate drama and the work of others, to explore a range of drama as a practical art form, and to work independently to create their own drama performances making informed artistic choices.

It will also prepare students for the further study of Drama or Performing Arts courses in Higher Education as well as developing transferable skills desired by all sectors of industry. The course will help create independent learners, critical thinkers and effective decision makers – all personal attributes that can make students stand out as they progress through their education and into employment.

This A Level provides an exciting opportunity for students to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the performing arts sectors.

Key features of the course:

  • Separate performer (actor or director) and design (designer, lighting, sound, set, costume and puppets) components and discrete marking criteria for the performed and designer roles.
  • Practitioners in Practice: research and explore your own and the work of others
  • Exploring and Performing Texts: Perform or design one text
  • Analysing Performance: Explore 2 performance texts on a theme; analyse and evaluate live performance.
  • Deconstructing Texts for Performance: interpreting and performance text considering how to create, develop and direct a performance for an audience.

Lichfield Cathedral School by Numbers

1553 Year Lichfield was given city status
15000 School meals prepared in a year
6 Member of saxophone ensemble ‘Saxtastic’
5500 Litres of milk consumed in a year