Drama and Theatre

Staff Contact:

Mr Thomas Newman: tnewman@farmors.gloucs.sch.uk

Course Content

On this course, you will see many live drama productions in a wide variety of theatrical styles. This will help inform your own practical creativity in the productions your devise and perform. You will also research the relationship between theory and practice and gain many invaluable skills in understanding how meaning is communicated to an audience through choices of form, style and convention. 

Exams: 40% written exam at the end of Y13

Practical exams in performing an extract and also in devising theatre make up 60% and are supported by written notebooks and reflective reports. 

Exam Board: AQA 

Results 2019

A*-B 19% | A*-C 63% | A-E 100%

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE Drama if studied or Grade 4 in English 

Career Opportunities

Students of Drama and Theatre develop skills that are not just essential for drama but applicable to a wide range of higher education subjects and in the workplace. Whatever the future holds, students of AS and A-level Drama and Theatre emerge with a toolkit of transferable skills preparing them for their next steps. Careers include:



Business Leadership & Management


Media Studies



Set Design

Costume & Fashion Design



Community Theatre & Education Outreach

Lighting & Sound Design or installation



Trips, Industry link and work experience offered

Drama schools and courses. 

Drama workshops 

National Theatre summer schools

National Theatre,


Regional theatres from Oxford to Cardiff and Bristol to Birmingham. 

Frantic Assembly, 



Les Enfants Terribles. 

NT Live 

Digital Theatre 


One of the things the Sixth Form does well is the availability of teachers to talk about academic and non academic related subjetcs when I need it.

Student Exit Survey.


Student profile

Alfie Brown

Previous school Farmor's

Studying Drama, English Literature, Geography and EPQ

Ambition to study Journalism at University