Drama & Theatre

Are you curious about issues and ideas and have a creative instinct for communicating your views through drama?  Are you keen on acting, writing or on the visual and technical side of theatre?  Are you interested in going to the theatre to see plays?  If you can answer yes to all of these questions, Drama and Theatre is probably for you.

The WJEC course will involve practical performance, devising and working from scripts, writing about theatre you have seen and plays you have read, and the theory and practice of practitioners, playwrights and directors.   Students are assessed through written coursework, practical performance and written examination.  The course demands practical, creative and communication skills in almost equal measure.

Drama and Theatre can lead to further study in drama, theatre studies and performing arts in higher education at degree or HND level or drama school.  It can be used as part of your course to broaden your studies and may lead on to a career in the performing arts industries.

The WJEC syllabus is divided into four units: two written papers and two practical assessments.  For the practicals, students may choose to focus on one of either performance, sound, lighting, set or costume design.