Science students might well view this A level a very attractive option as a fourth subject to be jettisoned or indeed retained into the second year of A level studies.
It provides breadth when it comes to university applications and offers variety to an A level programme.
This will hopefully lead to a life-long interest in theatre-going as well as making the two year course a memorable one.
The theoretical and practical elements of A level Drama and Theatre make it both a challenging and a very rewarding subject. In the first year you undertake a practical exploration and a theatrical interpretation of passages taken from play texts you and your class chose with your teacher's help, and suiting the tastes and make-up of the group.
Learners also develop their performance skills, the demonstration of which will form part of the final assessment.
Please note that if you make an entry for the A*-G grading scale, it is not then possible to switch to the 9-1 grading scale once the entries deadline has passed.
You will be assessed by a visiting examiner on the performance.
You can contribute as actor, designer or director and you produce a portfolio to accompany the practical work, providing evidence of how you analysed, interpreted and evaluated the performance.
If your main interest is practical, do be aware of the importance of producing a portfolio in which you write, in an evaluative and self-reflecting way, about the practical work.
This is the only A level in which teamwork is such a feature and you really do need to enjoy working with others.