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Group One IB English Literature & Performance SL Level 3 at Dartford Grammar School

Course description

This course is a synthesis of English Literature and Theatre. It incorporates the essential elements of literature and performance and seeks to explore the dynamic relationship between the two.
At the heart of the course is the interaction between (i) a conventional literary emphasis on close reading, critical writing and discussion and (ii) the practical, aesthetic and symbolic elements of performance. Performance in this subject emphasizes collaborative, ensemble work, and performing rather than technical aspects of theatre. The course as a whole examines literary and dramatic texts and seeks to develop intellect, imagination and creativity. It encourages intercultural awareness through an insistence on texts from different cultures and traditions.

About the Course:
 L&P is available at Standard Level only.
 It is an alternative to Standard Level English in group 1 of the IB hexagon.
 Although an alternative to SL English, it is not easier.

What skills will you gain?

• skills to explore texts critically and imaginatively.
• an understanding of the principles and practices of the theatre.
• communication skills
• a range of performance skills

Reasons for choosing L&P:
 I want to carry on with Drama, but can’t do Theatre in Group 6.
 I haven’t studied Drama before, but I’d like to give it a go.
 I’d like a change from straight English.
 I’ve found out about the course and it sounds interesting and enjoyable.

Further information

What skills will you gain?

 

  • Skills to explore texts critically and imaginatively.
  • An understanding of the principles and practices of the theatre.
  • Communication skills
  • A range of performance skills

 

Reasons for choosing L&P:

 

  • I haven’t studied Drama before, but I’d like to give it a go.
  • I’d like a change from straight English.
  • I’ve found out about the course and it sounds interesting and enjoyable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dartford Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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