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Drama and Theatre


Do you enjoy acting in, designing, or directing pieces of drama and theatre? Are you looking for a course that will combine your love of analysing and watching plays, with your desire to hone your own theatrical skills? If so, then studying Drama and Theatre at Chapeltown would be a perfect choice!

In Drama and Theatre, you will read and analyse a play, looking at how actors, designers and directors might interpret the text and consider how it might be performed. You will also prepare for, view, and discuss a live performance of a different play, focusing on the work of live theatre makers. In addition to this, there is a performance element to this specification, where you will take on a particular role of a live theatre maker to produce a theatrical performance. You may choose to take on the role of performer, lighting designer, sound designer, set designer, costume designer, puppet designer or director.

If you love performing, designing or directing, and have an appreciation of drama, then Drama and Theatre would be a perfect choice. Guest speakers in Drama and Theatre lessons might include drama or theatre specialists from other colleges and universities, university undergraduates, playwrights, singers, or actors. These speakers will provide you with invaluable information and insights to help you with the Drama and Theatre course, and will also provide you with an opportunity to think about the careers people go into after studying Drama and Theatre Studies at University. As a student of Drama and Theatre, you might want to get involved in some of the activities on offer at Chapeltown Academy, such as the Music Society or Performing Arts, and we often run visits to see plays at local theatres. D

Business Studies

At Chapeltown Academy we have introduced a new A Level that will take a holistic approach to the subject of Business Studies. The interrelated nature of business can be explored using business models, theories and techniques to support analysis of contemporary business issues and situations to provide a dynamic specification. The content is designed to engage students through topics and issues that are relevant in today’s society – they will study key contemporary developments such as digital technology and business ethics, and globalisation is covered throughout the topics.

Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions – all skills that are needed for further study and employment.

Our question papers use a variety of assessment styles including multiple choice, short answer, data response, essay and case studies so that students feel more confident and engage with the questions. Real life case studies will be used wherever possible to make it easier for students to relate to and apply their knowledge and skills developed throughout the course

The Subject content covers the following areas:

Assessments consist of the following:

Paper 1

All content can be examined, multiple choice, short questions and essay questions – 2 Hours (33.3%)

Paper 2

All content can be examined, data response questions - 2 hours (33.3%)

Paper 3

All content can be examined, case study and questions – 2 hours (33.3%)

Additional Information

Business is now being taught at Chapeltown Academy. If you have any questions please email Ian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.