OCR is delighted to announce its plans to develop a new AS and A Level in Drama and Theatre as part of the development of new qualifications to be taught in schools from September 2016. OCR already offers a GCSE in Drama but has not offered an A Level for a number of years.
"This is an exciting expansion to our current suite of creative arts subjects” explained Karen Latto, OCR Subject Specialist for Drama. “We are designing a contemporary qualification which promotes creativity and will allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding of Drama and Theatre through practical application."
The AS and A Level will be developed at the same time as OCR’s GCSE Drama redevelopment, both for first teaching from 2016. This will enable OCR to provide excellent progression between Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, and to prepare students for the study of Drama and Theatre at university.
We are working with key stakeholders from HE and the world of theatre and drama, but we also rely on input from committed and expert teachers who know what really excites and challenges young people. We are interested in hearing from teachers, HE providers, industry professionals and assessors who would like to act as developers in creating OCR’s brand new Drama and Theatre A Level.
Get involved with the development of this qualification
While the GCSE, AS and A Level in Drama are on schedule for development for 2016, all Performing Arts qualifications are under review, pending the outcome of Ofqual’s consultation on completing reform.
Have your say on the Ofqual consultation