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Performance Studies A/S at University Academy Keighley

Course description

The course aims to develop knowledge and understanding of performance texts, genres and practitioners in the performing arts. It will develop skills of analysis in the study of performance texts and genres.

Course content

The AS GCE is both a 'stand alone' qualification and the first half of the corresponding Advanced GCE. In the AS, students will complete 2 units that make up 50% of the A level course.

The course aims to develop knowledge and understanding of performance texts, genres and practitioners in the performing arts. It will develop skills of analysis in the study of performance texts and genres.

Students will be involved in performance activities and develop skills as a performer, understanding the processes leading to performance, knowledge of performance contexts and understanding to the relationship between performer and the audience.

Students will be able to use their imagination, creativity and sensitivity in the performance contexts, together with the ability to work individually and in groups.

The course is assessed both internally and externally through written exam, written coursework and practical exams. Written work makes in 50% of the course.

Entry requirements

Must have a grade C or above in GCSE English Language.  A C or above in Drama, Music or Expressive Arts is desirable, but an aptitude for the arts, commitment and energy is essential.

Assessment

Year One - AS Unit 1 G401 Creating Performance: This first unit covers the main elements of dance, drama and music and the ways in which you may work together. Students develop their technical skills in dance, drama and music and in devising a longer piece that makes creative links between the art forms. You are also introduced to the performance process of improvising, rehearsing and performing as a means of creating your own performance material.Section A: Students are required to discuss all four practical pieces in a written commentary of 3000 words.Section B: Students are assessed in the quality of their performance in the community piece. 70% of AS35% of A Level Unit 2 G402 Performance Contexts 1: For each practitioner, students must study one work. The choice of work is left to the centre's discretion but it must demonstrate broad trends in the output of that practitioner. Students need to be able to comment generally on the relationship between the work studied and the practitioner's output as a whole.This is a written exam where you will write about 2 practitioners and their work; one is a drama practitioner and the other is a dance practitioner. 30% of AS15% of A Level

Future opportunities

Degree, HND and BTEC courses in Performing Arts, Music, Drama, Dance, Theatre in the Community, Production, Film, Stage Management, Writing, Lighting, Sound, Make-up, Directing and many more!

Further information

The AS GCE is both a 'stand alone' qualification and the first half of the corresponding Advanced GCE. In the AS, students will complete 2 units that make up 50% of the A level course.

The course aims to develop knowledge and understanding of performance texts, genres and practitioners in the performing arts. It will develop skills of analysis in the study of performance texts and genres. Students will be involved in performance activities and develop skills as a performer, understanding the processes leading to performance, knowledge of performance contexts and understanding to the relationship between performer and the audience. Students will be able to use their imagination, creativity and sensitivity in the performance contexts, together with the ability to work individually and in groups.

The course is assessed both internally and externally through written exam, written coursework and practical exams. Written work makes up 50% of the course

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Keighley directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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