drama and theatre studies

Sixth Form

The Drama and Theatre Studies course provides the opportunity to study a range of play texts, theatrical practitioners and dramatic theory from the perspective of director, designer, performer and critic. The course provides you with the knowledge and understanding of the language of drama and theatre, enabling you to use this to inform and develop your performance skills, as well as become an expert in analysing, questioning and justifying both your own ideas and those of others.


Why is it a useful qualification?

If you are considering a career in the performing arts industries, studying drama at this level will provide you with an excellent level of experience in performance skills. However, the Edexcel Drama and Theatre Studies qualification will give you a firm grounding in far more than just acting. The high level of analytical theory and the detailed studying of practitioners, text and performance will put you in the informed position of the director; expressing your opinions and justifying your ideas.


Successful Drama students go on to read subjects such as Law, English, History, Journalism, Business Studies and Psychology at university. A wide range of careers from teaching to management, business to politics all rely on the core elements of presentation, leadership, creativity and decision making that are intrinsic to the Drama and Theatre Studies course.



Mr Ryan Burke

Head of Performing Arts

Ryan attended Liverpool John Moore’s University where he obtained his degree in Drama and then continued to further his education at Liverpool Hope University to complete a PGCE in Performing Arts. Before arriving in Dubai Ryan has spent the last two years in the International school of Moscow which brought him to a decade of teaching.


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