Drama and Theatre Studies

Pupils develop their understanding of Drama through the practical application of a range of skills both physical and mental. The group element of the subject develops vital interpersonal life skills, while the peer and self-assessment requirements enhance the pupils’ ability to reflect on the work and discover levels of resilience that leads to new discoveries.


  • Component 1: Performance Workshop Non-exam assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated 60% of qualification Learners will be assessed on either acting or design.
  • Component 2: Text in Context Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 40% Exploration both practical and theoretical of a set text from the following list: The Trojan Women, Euripides. As You Like It, William Shakespeare. Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen. Machinal, Sophie Treadwell. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams.


  • Component1:Theatre Workshop. Non-examassessment: internally assessed, externally moderated 20% of qualification. Learners will be assessed on either acting or design. Students participate in the creation, development and performance of apiece of theatre based on a reinterpretation of an extract from a text chosenby your teacher.
  • Component2:Text in Action Non-exam assessment:two performances externally assessed by a visiting examiner 40% of qualification Students will beassessed on either acting or design. Students participate in the creation,development and performance of two pieces of theatre based on a stimulussupplied by WJEC:
  • Component3:Text in Performance Writtenexamination: 2 hours 30 minutes 40%of qualification Sections A and B Two questions, based on As You Like It, byWilliam Shakespeare, and Love and Information by Caryl Churchill. Section C Aseries of questions based on a specified extract from: The Curious Incident ofthe Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens.