‘Year 12, Year 12, wherefore art thou, Year 12?
“As the outgoing Class President of A-Level Drama, I would like to welcome you to a subject that has inspired me enough to on and take it at university. You guys are lucky enough to have your A level years still before you – my advice is to throw yourself into it, work hard and don’t make the mistake that Drama is all dvds and games (although there are some, you’ll be pleased to hear). My other piece of advice is to get involved in the school production – performing in ‘Les Miserables’ last year was one of my proudest achievements and I loved every second of it.
Good luck and work hard!”
Conor Alexander (Student 24601)
Welcome to you all, having decided to take Drama A Level. I really hope you are going to enjoy the next two years and that you find the work enjoyable, challenging and inspiring. To get you on your way, I would like you to read the commentary to ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen. This is the play we shall be studying at the start of the course and it would be really useful for you to have some background understanding of the play. Please feel free to do some wider reading around the subject but don’t read the play – we will do that together.
You will need to equip yourselves with a file, paper, plastic wallets, file dividers and highlighters to help organise your work – the only other things you will need are enthusiasm and a determination to succeed!
Happy holidays – see you in September.
Subject Leader, Drama and Theatre Studies