Langdon Academy

Langdon Academy: An all through education for ages 3-16

Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE
Mr Jamie Brooks

Drama and Theatre Studies

ExaminationBoard:  AQA

What is the aim of the course?

 To celebrate the art of the theatre which reflects and affects the world in which we live. You will develop as a performer, playwright, director and designer. As a Drama student, you will make a significant contribution to the artistic culture of Langdon Academy; through a series of productions that will be recognised at a local, national and international level.

What will you study in this subject?

As a performer and/or theatre designer (lighting, set, sound, costume, mask, make-up and puppetry), you will devise plays and document the development of your ideas and intentions. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman will be explored practically and assessed in a written examination.

Shakespeare School Festival 2018

All students will participate in a production of The Merchant of Venice in October (on stage or behind the scenes) performed in a professional theatre.

Devising Drama (40%) Practical

Create and document your own productions based on news stories that you want to investigate.

Theatre Production (20%) Practical

Perform a range of plays which challenge and inspire you to re-think ideas about the human condition

Written Examination (40%)

A 1 hour 45 min examination: based on a piece of live theatre e.g. ‘Women in Black’, and Noughts and Crosses adapted by Dominic Cooke.

How is your work assessed?

Portfolio evidence.


Written exam.

What qualification will I get?

GCSE in Drama