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Performing arts

Performing arts

Performing Arts is an important part of a balanced curriculum. Students explore a range of texts alongside their social, cultural and historical contexts which provides them with an in depth insight of various different themes relevant to everyday life.

Practically, students have the option to communicate as a designer or performer which builds upon effective communication skills, evaluative skills, and leadership skills - all of which are vital when progressing towards a career. From a theoretical approach, students study various styles of theatre, building a repertoire of skills used within the Performing Arts industry.  

PERFORMING ARTS CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR YEARS 9-11

 9

Autumn

Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts

 Development of  skills assessed through rehearsal diary’s and research logs.

Performance (to the class).

 

Spring

Exploring Performing Arts Roles

Research presentation including information from  live performances/theatre trips and interviews with  industry professionals.

 

Summer

Performing to a Brief (Creating Theatre)

Performers: contribution to performance  from a practical perspective

Designers: design contribution to the performance

 10

Autumn

Exploring the Performing Arts

 Research presentation including information from  live performances/theatre trips and interviews with  industry professionals.

 

Spring

Exploring the Performing Arts

Research presentation including information from  live performances/theatre trips and interviews with  industry professionals.

 

Summer

Developing Skills and techniques within the Performing Arts

Development of  skills assessed through rehearsal diary’s and research logs.

Performance (to the class).

 11

Autumn

 Developing Skills and Techniques within the Performing Arts

 Development of  skills assessed through rehearsal diary’s and research logs.

Performance (to the class).

 

Spring

Performing to a Brief (Creating Theatre)

Performers: contribution to performance  from a practical perspective

Designers: design contribution to the performance

BTEC COURSE INFORMATION

Qualification & Board

BTEC TECH Award in Performing Arts Level 2 (Can change to GCSE depending on cohort)

Course  Content

Performing Arts is an important part of a balanced curriculum. Students explore a range of texts alongside their social, cultural and historical contexts which provides them with an in depth insight of various different themes relevant to everyday life. Practically, students have the option to communicate as a designer or performer which builds upon effective communication skills, evaluative skills, and leadership skills - all of which are vital when progressing towards a career. From a theoretical approach, students study various styles of theatre, building a repertoire of skills used within the Performing Arts industry. 

Potential Career paths

Performing Arts suits the world of work and a range of employment as it develops all aspects of communication skills and confidence. For those wishing to seek employment in the performance industry, the following opportunities could arise: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Director, Lighting Technician, Costume Designer, Theatre Staff, Playwright, Agent.

Assessments (inc. field work / assessed practicals)

Component One: Exploring the Performing Arts (Internal assessment)

Students will study three live performances and have the opportunity to practically explore the style of each production. During exploration, students will gain a deeper insight to a range of roles which contribute to the Performing Arts industry.

 Component Two: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts (Internal assessment)

Students will gain a broad understanding of the skills required to become a professional performer. Through exploration, students will keep a log of their progress and evaluate their skills, resulting in a final performance.

 Component Three: Performing to a Brief (External assessment)

Students will respond to a brief set by the exam board, under timed and supervised conditions. The brief may allow students to devise their own theatre work for a designated target audience. This unit is highly focused on communication skills and the ability to work in a team to develop an effective performance. 

This course helps develop independent research skills and encourage learners to be critical thinkers, reflecting on the work of others. The course is designed to allow students to work in industry professionals by visiting working theatres and experience live performances, to provide students with knowledge of not only what is required of a performer but how a performance is  shaped through the work of others such as; directors, office staff, theatre managers, agents as well as  lighting, set and sound designers. Performing Arts requires learners to acknowledge the  significance of the performer as well as the importance of roles who are involved within the process.Students who opt for the course are not required to participate in school musicals/whole school productions  however, the opportunity Is available to perform or take on a non-performance role.

Core or Option

 Option

No Option Choices (GCSE only)

 

No. GCSE / A Level equivalent

1 GCSE