Theatre Studies

Course ID
A Level (Theatre Studies)

Introduction to the Theatre Studies department

Drama and theatre productions at Wolverhampton Grammar School are such an integral part of school life that the staff and work of the Theatre Studies Department has an impact on all students throughout the Junior, Senior and Sixth Form.

The quality of theatre production at school is exceptional, both in the quality of the acting and directing and in the technical production values. Indeed, such is the enthusiasm for theatre that there are productions in rehearsal for much of the school year with two major school plays and two Theatre Studies shows featuring annually.

Our purpose built Hutton Theatre provides a modern professional standard venue productions ensuring that student actors have outstanding opportunities and student technicians have specialist tuition in set and prop design, lighting, sound and stage management as part of the Theatre Studies course and for all public performances.

Ian Tyler (Director of Drama), Jonathan Wood and Mark Payne provide expert tuition and knowledge to students who choose to study Theatre Studies in addition to directing the extra-curricular theatre programme. The Theatre Studies curriculum includes opportunities to take part in productions as an actor or designer as well as studying play texts in rehearsals situations. Students learn to understand how to undertake an in-depth study of modern and classical plays from the point of view of a director, designer, performer and critic. Additional classes in acting are available through LAMDA tuition and theatre graduates regularly gain places in leading universities and drama schools.

Theatre Studies students become confident, outgoing, organised and independent communicators and decision makers; just the kind of skills that are attractive to universities and employers alike. The academic results in Theatre Studies are consistently outstanding and students have gone on to study a variety of disciplines at leading universities and drama schools.

Existing parents can use the Parent Portal to learn more about the curriculum for this subject subject.

Prospective parents and students can also contact the School’s Admissions Registrar, Jane Morris by telephone: 01902 421326 or email: jam@wgs-sch.net to learn more about how we teach subjects within this discipline.

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