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    We are in easy reach from various methods of transport:

    94, 237, 266. 207, 260, 283, 228

    Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith and City Line), Ravenscourt Park (District Line)

    Limited parking is available at Hammersmith Academy. Visitors are encouraged to travel via public transport.

    Should you choose to travel by car please be advised that on street parking is available at a cost of £1.10 per half hour (as of April 2013) chargeable between the hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon-Fri).

    Hammersmith Academy
    25 Cathnor Road
    W12 9JD

    t: 020 8222 6000
    f: 0208 222 6728



Drama and Theater Studies


A Level Drama and Theatre Studies

I believe drama is an essential part of child development. It provides the key skills, confidence, discipline and imaginative freedom that is becoming increasingly essential in this day and age. From Greek amphitheatres, to Shakespeare, to Hairspray: I love every part of what is has been, is now, and will be.

Ms Cracknell (Head of Drama)

Drama and Theatre Studies not only develops performance skills, it improves creativity and communication, builds team work, confidence and promotes leadership and independent thinking. For this reason it is highly valued by universities when students apply for degree courses especially Law, English, Media and Drama.

Throughout the course, students will perform in a variety of plays, study influential practitioners, look at the history of drama and participate in numerous vocal and movement workshops. Students will work with visiting professionals and see live performances.

Learners will have access to the Academy’s Theatre, Dance and Drama studios which are all fully equipped with a lighting rig and PA. There will also be the opportunity to work within the local community and in professional theatre spaces.

Exam Board: Edexcel

Entry Requirements: Eight or more GCSEs at grades 9–4 including GCSE English, and minimum grade 6 in Drama or Distinction in BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts.


Skills Gained

  • Working collaboratively to create an original piece of theatre
  • Gain depth of understanding of how texts are performed
  • Analyse and evaluate own performances as well as those watched performed
  • Technical knowledge of lighting, design and costume used within a performance
  • Study and practically explore a wide range of play texts as well devising own work
  • Study and exploration of influential theatre practitioners
  • Many companies value a drama qualification because of the broad skillset that it gives you. It is worth thinking laterally about the professions where performance skills will be valued

Supporting Trips

  • Various trips to theatres in London including
  • The Lyric, Hammersmith
  • Internal and external professional led workshops

Potential Careers

  • Actor
  • Arts administrator
  • Teacher
  • Writer
  • Stage manager