Performing Arts

Course Overview

This is a two-year vocational course, equivalent to one A Level, for students interested in acting and performance. The course combines both practical and theoretical approaches to drama and students will explore a range of plays, acting styles and techniques through workshops and performances. You will see professional theatre productions and attend workshops run by professional artistes. The course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to continue on to further education.
 

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English at grade 4
There will also be an audition requirement.
 

Employability

Students have auditioned for Frantic Assembly and the Birmingham Repertory theatre in the past. 

Qualification
Course Outline

Components of Course
The course consists of 6 modules. 
Two Mandatory: 
Performing to an Audience and Principals of Acting
Four other modules generally chosen from; Variety Performance, Auditions for Actors, Theatre for Children, Contemporary Theatre Performance, Classical theatre Performance, Musical theatre Performance

Assessment
All units are internally assessed and externally verified. Most of the units involve an element of performance combined with research and reflection demonstrated through an actor’s log-book and/or evaluative essay. 

Coursework 
The course is constructed around 6 assignments which include the assessment and grading criteria of the specification. The evidence for these can be offered in a variety of divergent forms including class presentations, closed or public performances, written or recorded reports, performance observations and time-constrained assessments’. 

Examination 
This course has no externally set exam.

Exam Board
Edexcel and Pearson
 

Laura-Ann Morgan

I enjoy doing performing arts as it gives me the opportunity to express myself through another character allowing me to portray my creative side in a productive way. This is a great foundation in which to go onto university and study acting full time.

Laura-Ann Morgan

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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