Course Overview

This course will help you pursue your interests and skills in a range of practical and theory drama elements including:

AS Unit 1: Theatre Workshop (24% of qualification)

Non-exam assessment. Internally assessed, externally moderated by WJEC. Learners use the techniques of a theatre practitioner/company to reinterpret a text for performance:

  • a realisation of the performance/design
  • a creative log
  • an evaluation of the performance/design

AS Unit 2: Text in Theatre (16% of qualification)

Written exam of 1 hour and 30 minutes. One set text from a choice of six. Learners must also analyse and evaluate live theatre in relation to set text.

A2 Unit 3: Text in Action (36% of qualification)

Non-exam assessment, externally assessed by a visiting examiner. Learners use the techniques of a theatre practitioner/company and a different style to make two pieces:

  • a devised piece
  • a text piece
  • plus a process and evaluation report

A2 Unit 4: Text in Performance (24% of qualification)

Written exam of 2 hours 30 minutes. Two set texts from a choice of six. Learners must also analyse and evaluate live theatre in relation to set texts.


Entry Requirements

Grade B in GCSE English. A keen interest in performing and dramatic arts.

Course Delivery

The AS and A2 course is taught at the Arts centre at the college's Gorseinon campus and is based on 4.5 hours of teaching throughout the academic year.

Each learner is assessed by the tutors and through external moderation and examination by external examiners of the WJEC.

Progression Opportunities

At the College you could progress to the Professional Diploma in Performance UAL (Level 4) (Acting Company).

Learners studying A Level Drama have progressed onto studying at leading drama colleges such as RADA, LAMDA , Bristol Old Vic and The Central School of Speech and Drama. Many learners go on to study drama at university.

Additional Information

A studio fee of £100 is charged as a contribution towards theatre visits and workshops.

Course deliverable in Welsh: