Drama at Key Stage 4 builds on the skills and techniques developed at Key Stage 3, encouraging personal development through practical workshops and performance. This is a practical course and suitable for those students who wish to either develop performance skills and confidence or pursue career within the performing arts.
The course is made up of three unit:
Individual Showcase (Core)
This unit covers what to include in a letter of application and how to prepare audition pieces or presentations within the industry. This is an externally assessed unit. The presentation aspect of the unit will give you knowledge and experience of the audition/presentation process.
Preparation, Performance and Production (Core)
Learners will work together as part of a performance company to explore, develop and shape ideas for an original piece of drama. In this unit you will learn how to develop a performance piece as a member of a fictional performance company. You will take on a specific performing or production role and will prepare for, and produce, a performance by carrying out tasks that are appropriate to your role.
This unit is about starting you on your journey to becoming a professional actor. You will be introduced to important acting skills and will learn about the specific demands that acting makes on the body and mind. This unit is about building foundations as an actor; it is not just about performance. As well as undertaking a programme of practical classes to develop physical and mental acting skills, leaners will be required to demonstrate progress throughout the unit in a final scripted play performance.
Students will produce evidence in a variety of different forms, including:
-Rehearsal Log book
-Skill audits and smart target reviews
- Video evidence of workshop participation
-Performances, timed practical assessments and observation records
The First Award in Performing Arts provides a good foundation for learners in post-16 education. The qualification provides a suitable foundation for further study within the sector through progression on to qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals, specifically the Pearson BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts. Alternatively, the underpinning knowledge, practical and vocational skills learnt will enhance and support progression to a competency-based course.
Successful learners at level 2 may also consider general qualifications at level 3 such as GCE AS or A Levels in Drama and Theatre Studies and Performing Arts
A number of downloads on this site are stored as PDF files to prevent the changing of the documents. You can download a PDF viewer from http://www.adobe.com
This website has been tested as working in the following web browsers:
If you have any issues with the website please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookies from this website are set using Google Analytics that allows for anonymous tracking of visiting paterns to the website. Allowing us to improve the content of our website.
What to do if you don't want cookies to be set
If you do not wish our website to put cookies on your computer please follow our guides to stopping them
Cookies Set By Google Analytics
Google Analytics sets the following cookies as described in the table below.
|__utma||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.||2 years from set/update.|
|__utmb||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method.||30 minutes from set/update.|
|__utmz||This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.||6 months from set/update.|