Drama - A2

L3 Level 3
Full Time
3 September 2024 — 7 June 2025
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

This is a one-year course of study and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.  It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

This course follows on from AS Drama and Theatre Studies course.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of AS programme including satisfactory attendance and tutor recommendation.

What you will study

A2 Drama and Theatre Studies covers the following two units:

UNIT 3: Exploration of Dramatic Performance - 40% (Coursework and Performance Examination in December)
Students will devise, write and perform an original piece of theatre, based on a set stimulus. Students will keep a structured record of the entire process including the performance and responses by the audience.

UNIT 4: Theatre Text in Context - 60% (Written Examination)
Early Greek & Shakespearian Theatres - students will learn the theatre style for each period and play and how different directors have produced them since. They will also explore their own ideas for directing these plays.
Texts studied are:  Lysistrata by Aristophanes and Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of AS programme including satisfactory attendance and tutor recommendation.

Key information

Start date

3 September 2024

End date

7 June 2025

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

4.5 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



WJEC Level 3 Advanced GCE in Drama and Theatre


What our students say

“In regards to enrichment opportunities the college has given me I got to work on two small short films. They aired on BBC Two which was such an amazing experience. I also been very much helped in my application process to go to a summer school in New York City where I’ll be studying next year for two months.”

Gwenllian Mellor
Studying A Levels in Film, Dance and Drama

Career prospects & further study

On completion of the A Level programme, the majority of our students progress onto universities across the country and beyond. Based on this course, there are many options but below are just a few examples of degree programmes you could go on to study at University:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Sport

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE