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Theatre Arts IB at Impington Village College

Course description

The aims of IB Theatre are to develop a practical and aesthetic understanding of the many forms of Theatre, across cultures, cultural contexts, and time. It offers individual practical experiences and collaborative participation in a variety of theatre activities, exploring practices and traditions. Its objectives include engagement with theatre actively, imaginatively and analytically, reflecting on personal growth in Theatre, and application of research.

Course content

There are four areas of assessed working: two are internally assessed, and two externally assessed.

Internal assessment

1. Independent project portfolio

This will be a portfolio drawn from an individual artistic journal kept during the course leading to an individual practical project, making links between the project and experiences gained from practical and analytical study. HL: 3000 words/SL: 2000 words

2. Theatre performance and production presentation

Making connections between roles undertaken, plays seen and others studied and across other cultures, this is an opportunity for students to explore and present their practical understanding of the workings of Threatre practice. HL: oral presentation, 30 minutes with 7-10 images/SL: 20 minutes, 5-7 images.

External assessment

3. Research investigation

Explore and discover expert practice in an individually chosen theatre tradition, focusing on a practitioner role and a play or performance work. Skills and practitioner knowledge developed during the course will be shown in a 2500-word report (HL)/1500-1750 (SL).

4. Practical performance proposal

A short intensive task to create a design plan for a performance to create dramatic impact. A practical proposal file of ideas for staging; sketches, images and plans, for both HL and SL; HL in addition will submit a supporting commentary of up to 1500 words.

Entry requirements

Students are not required to have studied theatre/drama formally but experience is of benefit.

For the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), a student should be a general all-round student, with at least 7 6-grades or higher at GCSE or level 2 equivalent and have a 6 grade or more in the subject s/he wishes to take at IB diploma higher level or as IB single-subject certificate.


Further information

For more information about choosing courses at Impington International Sixth Form please see Choosing your IB Programme or contact the sixth form

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.

Last updated date: 27 June 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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    • Impington International College is unusual, to say the least, and is possibly unique amongst state education providers. The chance for young people from all over the world to work and socialise together gives tremendous opportunities for broadening cultural horizons, increasing understanding and challenging preconceptions. Impington International College offers a wide range of courses and programmes: BTECs and, since 1991, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), followed recently by the International Baccalaureate Careers Programme (IBCP). At the heart of all of our provision is the IB mission statement, which aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. We actively encourage our students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. We have a good balance between overseas and UK students who come here to take the IBDP & IBCP and those who follow the BTEC route and others who are attracted by Impington’ s superb reputation in the area of Performance. We want outstanding achievement for all our students no matter what path they choose to follow. Our tutorial system and small class sizes ensure lots of individual attention but we encourage students to be independent and think for themselves. Our alumni are welcomed everywhere from Cambridge or St Andrew’s Universities, to The Place and Italia Conti; from Maastricht or Japan to UCAL. If you are prepared to challenge yourself to the full and if the opportunity to learn in an international environment motivates you, Impington International College will be the right place to prepare you for the next stage of your life.