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Performing Arts at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

What is the structure of the modules and methods of assessment? AS:

Unit 1: Investigating Performing Arts Organisations Types of arts organisations and the range of ‘products’ produced. Job roles within performing arts organisations. Investigating a specific role within an organisation.

Unit 2: Professional Practice: Skills Development Production of a plan for skills development. Identification and rehearsal of appropriate pieces from existing repertoire. Participation in the presentation of a performance to an audience.

Unit 3: Professional Practice: Performance Selection and preparation of appropriate material for an audience. Development and application of skills for performance. Preparation for performance. Performance in a productionSafe working practices.


Unit 4: Getting Work Effective self-promotion. Attitudes and survival skills. Management of practical resources.

Unit 5: Exploring Repertoire Researching stylistic conventions. Interpretation of repertoire. The production process.

Unit 6: Producing a Showcase Selection and preparation of materialDevelopment of performance skills. Presentation of work. Application of the creative process. What skills are needed/involved: As listed in the module breakdown above.

Where can this subject lead me to in the future?

The Performing Arts course allows you to study above and beyond the performance element, this course can lead you towards Events Management, Sales, Administration, Fund Raising, Promotions, Marketing, Designing Services, working for and travelling with Set Construction Services or lighting equipment companies, Teaching, the Entertainment Industry and Business Studies.

Entry requirements

Students who have enjoyed studying Drama and/or Dance at GCSE, who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the working methods linked to the Performing Arts industry practice as well as developing their performance practice in Drama and Dance at a more advanced level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years