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I.B English Literature and Performance at Skinners Kent Academy

Course description

The IB DP Literature and Performance course is an interdisciplinary synthesis of Language A and Theatre. It incorporates essential elements of Literature and Performance and aims to explore the dynamic relationship between the two. At the heart of the course is this interaction between (i) a conventional literary emphasis on close reading, critical writing and discussion and (ii) the practical, aesthetic and symbolic elements of performance. A distinctive outcome of this synthesis is the performance of a piece transformed from poetry or prose. In this exciting, creative process, text is viewed from different angles in a way that goes beyond what is characteristic of either literary or theatre studies as single disciplines.

The course as a whole seeks to develop intellect, imagination and creativity. It encourages intercultural awareness through a study of texts from more than one culture. Literature and Performance is available at standard level only.

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirement for The Skinners’ Kent Academy Sixth Form

Minimum of GCSE grade 5 (G5) in English and Mathematics plus 3 other GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C)

Subject specific minimum entry requirements are:

English Literature and Performance: G6, G5 Combination


Further information



Contact Skinners’ Kent Academy 01892 534377


We are considering a wider range of IB and vocational subjects than is shown on the website and if there are any specific questions about the course or the subjects on offer that students should contact us directly.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 22 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years