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.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English at grade 4
There will also be an audition requirement.
Students have auditioned for Frantic Assembly and the Birmingham Repertory theatre in the past.
Components of Course
The course consists of 6 modules.
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
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.
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’.
This course has no externally set exam.
Edexcel and Pearson