IBDP Theatre at Broadgreen International School
The course will cover three broad areas giving you an excellent knowledge and experience of a variety of exciting forms of theatre.
• Theatre in Context – allows students to consider how theatre can be created, presented and experienced by an audience. This will be done by analysing play texts, experiencing presentation and performance skills and appreciating the cultural impact of theatre around the world.
• Theatre Processes – allows students to explore the different processes involved in making theatre from the perspective of creator, designer, director and performer in order to acquire the skills to make and reflect upon the different theatre traditions around the world.
• Presenting Theatre – requires students to both present their ideas about theatre and to take part in actual theatre performances. An integral part of this process is self-reflection, through the keeping of a journal and an awareness of how an audiences engage with a performance
Grades A*-C in at least 6 GCSE subjects. Of these, English and Maths must be at Grade C or above. An interest in Drama & Theatre is essential and a Drama GCSE would be advantageous. You must also be willing to undertake practical as well as academic tasks and rehearse outside of class hours. As well as an academic requirement, we expect you to demonstrate an interest in world events and a commitment to making a difference in your community. World citizenship is at the heart of the IB philosophy and we will be discussing your interests, experiences and aspirations at your interview.
You must have excellent attendance and punctuality as Theatre is a subject which relies heavily on your ability to work as part of a group. You will be required to attend several theatre productions throughout the course. These will mostly be organised through the Drama Department, however you will be expected to visit the theatre and visit other places of cultural interest in your spare time.
Task 1: Solo Theatre Piece
Create a solo piece of theatre based on the theory of a practitioner. Write a 3000 word report on your research and performance.
Task 2: Director’s Notebook
Choose a published play text and create a working notebook depicting how you would direct two extracts of your choice from the play.
Task 3: Research Presentation
A 15 minute solo presentation about a theatre tradition from a performer’s point of view.
Task 4: Collaborative Project
Create an original 15 minute piece of theatre in a group. Submit a portfolio documenting the process.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Broadgreen International School directly.