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.