OCR’s syllabus is comparable to AQA’s and Pearson offers a course with a more practical emphasis.
For many students this is the most rewarding aspect of the course and after all, working with others is a life skill better acquired sooner than later!
And you don't need to study pre 20th century texts.
A level Drama and Theatre (which used to be known as 'Theatre Studies') assesses your engagement with play texts and your practical skills as an actor, designer or director.
You are expected to become committed to the experience of live theatre.
Not only do you need to enjoy reading, and be able to write essays, but you also need a commitment to live theatre and a capacity to work collaboratively, with your class-mates, on the practical elements of the course.
Practical work accounts for 60% of A level Drama and Theatre, so this might not be the right A level subject for you if you are mostly interested in reading plays rather than performing in them.
A grade 7 or better in English GCSEs is a good foundation for A level Drama and Theatre: you will have studied drama texts from a literary perspective and have developed essay writing skills.
Opportunities for theatre and costume design in the practical component of the course might well be a real plus is you have done well in Art at GCSE.
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.