Theatre International Baccalaureate group 6 subject at Dane Court Grammar School
Theatre is a dynamic, collaborative and live art form. It is a practical subject that encourages discovery through experimentation, the taking of risks and the presentation of ideas to others. It results in the development of both theatre and life skills; the building of confidence, creativity and working collaboratively.
The course is a multifaceted theatre-making course of study. It gives students the opportunity to make theatre as creators, designers, directors and performers. It emphasizes the importance of working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble. It offers the opportunity to engage actively in the creative process, transforming ideas into action as inquisitive and productive artists.
Students experience the course from contrasting artistic perspectives. They learn to apply research and theory to inform and to contextualize their work. The theatre course encourages students to appreciate that through the processes of researching, creating, preparing, presenting and critically reflecting on theatre, as participants and audience members, they gain a richer understanding of themselves, their community and the world.
General entry requirements:
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 6 B and 2 C grades at GCSE
International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme: 3 B and 2 C grades at GCSE
Task 1: : Solo theatre piece (HL only)
Students at HL research a theatre theorist they have not previously studied, identify an aspect(s) of their theory and create and present a solo theatre piece (4–8 minutes) based on this aspect(s) of theory. N/A 35%
Task 2: Director’s notebook (SL and HL)
Students at SL and HL choose a published play text they have not previously studied and develop ideas regarding how it could be staged for an audience. 35% 20%
Task 3: Research presentation (SL and HL)
Students at SL and HL plan and deliver an individual presentation (15 minutes maximum) to their peers in which they outline and physically demonstrate their research into a convention of a theatre tradition they have not previously studied. 30% 20%
Task 4: Collaborative project (SL and HL)
Students at SL and HL collaboratively create and present an original piece of theatre (lasting 13–15 minutes) for and to a specified target audience, created from a starting point of their choice. 35% 25%.
This course is offered as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, or as part of the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma
The IB Diploma is made up of six subject groups together with a core comprising of three parts.
Students study six subjects selected from the subject groups. Three of these subjects are studied at higher level and the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level. Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5. However, instead of a group 6 subject, a candidate may select an additional subject from groups 2 to 4.
The three core requirements are the extended essay, theory of knowledge, and creativity, action, service.
The International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme
The IB Career-Related Programme aims to provide a curriculum for students that will equip them for further education and also the world of work. It combines the academic rigour and principles of the IB with well-established vocational qualifications and a unique ‘core’ course.
The IB Career-Related Programme is made up of:
A vocational course worth 2 A levels
Two IB subjects at standard level
A ‘core’ comprising:
· Approaches to Learning
· Reflective Project
· Community in service
· Basic language skills
How to apply
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