Course Assessment

  • Unit 1: Performing
  • Unit 2: Creating
  • Unit 2: Performing Arts In Practice

What We Study:

The subject content for this specification allows learners to explore, develop and apply a range of practical performance and production skills. The course is designed so that the learner builds a bank of skills, knowledge and understanding of performing arts. The work undertaken should be considered as cumulative, with the knowledge gained in each unit informing the choices made in the others. This course does require students to participate in public speaking and performing.

Unit 1  30% (60marks)

Enables learners to gain a holistic knowledge and understanding of the skills and techniques needed to reproduce an existing piece(s) of professional/published work. Learners will become familiar with a number of plays. These may include, The 39 Steps, One Man Two Guvnors, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Unit 2  30% (60marks)

Enables learners to respond to a creative brief, working as a team to devise an original piece of Drama to be performed to a live audience. Learners can utilise and build upon their knowledge of key practitioners and will track their own progress through a written portfolio.

This unit provides the opportunity for learners to follow disciplines from either performance or production: Performance disciplines • Devised drama • Production disciplines • Costume design • Lighting design • Sound design • Make-up and hair design • Set design.

Unit 3  40% (80marks)

Introduces learners to areas of the performing arts that need to be considered when responding to an industry commission. This will be in the form of coursework and presentations in front of an audience.

Students will require a willingness to participate in various styles of performance, as they will be expected to perform with others in front of an audience. This is a requirement for the course. Students should also be aware of the written element of the course and with various written tasks contributing to learners’ overall final grade. 

Course Leader:  Ms K