Key Stage






Single Award

Valid for

2018 - 2020






Performing and Creative Arts

Course Content & Assessment

We offer students the opportunity to visit the theatre both locally and in London. We also invite theatre companies and professionals to lead workshops within school to further students’ skills and enjoyment of the subject.
We have clubs for different projects running at lunchtimes and after school.
All students are encouraged to participate in school productions, and in activities in the community. Rehearsal spaces are always available for students to develop their work either independently or with support.

Your lessons will involve the practical exploration of plays, devising and creating your own performance work, performing plays and monologues, and the analysis and evaluation of theatre. The course is designed to provide a balance across a range of highly engaging learning activities. There are also routes through the specification for students whose interest is in theatre production (i.e. lighting or sound) rather than acting.

Students completing the course will have a thorough understanding of drama and theatre, highly toned analytical and creative skills and an ability to communicate effectively with others. Visits to see live theatre and workshop opportunities with some of the most vibrant theatre makers around today will also be afforded to students taking this course.
We have BTEC and A-Level Post-16; the entry requirements for A-Level are:
Route A: GCSE Grade 5 in Drama
Route B: If you don’t study the GCSE Drama you can instead join the A-Level with GCSE Grade 5 in English Language and by being able to demonstrate a commitment to Drama with participation in extra-curricular clubs/productions or within local/national community.

Entry Criteria & Progression

Route A: GCSE Grade 5 in Drama.
Route B: GCSE Grade 5 in English Language and be able to demonstrate a commitment to Drama with participation in extra-curricular clubs/productions or within the local/national community

This course will benefit those students wanting to continue on to university level education in the subject, as well as preparing students for work in other areas of the performing arts industries.

Queen Elizabeth's School

Blandford Road

Wimborne Minster


BH21 4DT

Tel: 01202 885233

Email: office@queenelizabeths.com

Headteacher: Mrs Katie Boyes

Queen Elizabeth's School, Wimborne is a school in Wimborne Academy Trust.

Wimborne Academy Trust is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee.
Registered in England and Wales: Company Number 09362004
Registered Office: Allenbourn Middle School, Wimborne, BH21 1PL

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