Drama and Theatre AS/A Level (OCR) at Crawshaw Academy
Outline of the course
· This is a practical course and an enjoyment for performing is required.
· You will be completing practical and written tasks in accordance to a given brief, assessment or project.
· You complete written tasks based on the practical work you will be creating.
· There will be an externally assessed unit, which will be a performance that the students must undertake.
Units of study:
You will study 6 units in total. The mandatory unit is Performing to an Audience. You will then choose 5 others from this list below.
Performing to an Audience:
This unit gives students the experience of performing a role as part of an ensemble presenting rehearsed work to a live audience.
You will be able to specialise in your chosen units, which means the course can be tailored to your particular interested.
Units you can choose from:
Devising Plays Auditions for Actors
Rehearsing for Performance Storytelling as Performance
Marketing for the Performing Arts Musical Theatre Performance
Theatre for children Performing with Mask:
Entrants to the course must have achieved at least 5 x 9-4 grades at GCSE subjects. Grade 6 preferred in GCSE English.
Students are assessed through a combination of written examination, practical performance and portfolio work. Students will gain many opportunities to perform to live audiences.
Students can go on to study a wide variety of academic and vocational courses in HE with this qualification, and/ or go into a wide variety of careers in which communication skills are important, for example Performing Arts, Film & Media, Law and Education.
For further information on this course please check the Edexcel website: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/performing-arts-2010.html
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.