Drama and Theatre Studies (2240)

This is our outgoing specification (last exams 2017).
For our new specifications see:

AS Drama and Theatre (7261)

A-level Drama and Theatre (7262)

 A-level Drama and Theatre Studies 2240 helps students to pursue their interests and skills in a range of practical drama elements including:

  • acting
  • directing
  • costume
  • setting
  • mask and technical design.

At AS students perform an extract from any play to illustrate their understanding of an influential director, designer, theatre company or other practitioner. At A2, candidates devise Drama on any topic to be performed in a theatrical style of their choice. 

The content of this A-level specification follows through from the AQA GCSE Drama specification enabling a smooth transition. However, the GCSE is not a requirement for students who want to take the A-level course. 

This specification also enables students to gain an entry qualification for courses in higher education in Drama and Theatre Studies and other subjects.

Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title Drama and Theatre Studies
Specification code 2240
Certification code 1241 AS
2241 A2
QAN codes 50023500

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Email: drama@aqa.org.uk