STAFF

Miss L Blackford
Lead teacher of Drama

WHY STUDY THIS SUBJECT?

The performing arts are a major part of the creative and cultural industries in the UK. Overall, the industry contributes £3.5 billion to the UK economy. There are 5,480 businesses and 101,593 people working in the performing arts sector. Study of this sector at Key Stage 4 will complement GCSE study through providing an opportunity for practical exploration and application alongside conceptual study, leading to strong opportunities to progress Post 16.
Performing arts is a fantastic opportunity for studying all.

SKILLS

Develop knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover:

  • development of key skills such as reproducing repertoire or responding to stimuli
  • development of ideas, rehearsal and performance
  • personal management and communication
  • roles, responsibilities, performance disciplines and styles.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

  • Exploring the Performing Arts
  • Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts
  • Performing to a Brief

ASSESSMENT

  • Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts (Internally assessed)
  • Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts (Internally assessed)
  • Component 3: Performing to a Brief (Externally assessed)

Examining Board:BTEC

Course Outcome:Level 2 Award in Performing Arts