The aim of the qualification is to prepare learners for entry to a range of secto rrelated degrees and apprenticeships that can lead to employment within the Creative Industries.
In Y12 you will complete the following units:
• Unit 2: Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance (internally assessed)
• Unit 1: Investigating Practitioners’ Work (externally assessed)
In Y13 you will complete the following units:
• Unit 19: Acting Styles (internally assessed)
• Unit 3: Group Performance Workshop (externally assessed)
The units within the course cover all elements of theatre and you will study a range of acting styles such as naturalistic and non-naturalistic theatre, with a specific emphasis on practitioners’ techniques and styles. You will explore a range of practical performance projects working independently and in groups from a stimulus, or script, to create theatre for a live audience, based on the skills you learn in workshops and lessons and you will reflect on your practical work. You will explore practitioners’ such as; Brecht, Frantic Assembly, DV8, Andrew Lloyd Webber,
Stanislavski, Berkoff and Artuad, through practical exploration and research. You will also; research in depth and complete an extended piece of writing on practitioners’ styles, techniques and repertoire, complete a research report exploring and investigating into the roles and skills of a performer and prepare a presentation based on practitioners and their work.
How does the qualification provide employability skills?
This qualification provides you with the opportunity to develop crucial and transferable skills. These skills will equip you for your future and are highly regarded by all
higher education providers and employers.
• Cognitive and problem-solving skills: the use of critical thinking, approaching problems by applying expert creative solutions, using systems and technology.
• Intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation.
• Interpersonal skills: self-confidence, self-reflection, self-management, self discipline, organisation, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and relationship development.