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Performing Arts

Teaching Staff

Mrs N H Gilbert (Subject Leader)

Mrs Noeleen Berry

Miss Rainey

Mrs McIvor

 

Introduction

Performing Arts vision statement – ‘We seek to encourage the appreciation and understanding of the Arts Industry; to nurture a vibrant arts community within the school, fostering artistic excellence through powerful shared experiences that inspire creativity.’

 

Teaching and Learning Aims 

Performing Arts aim to encourage candidates to develop broad skills, knowledge and understanding of the performing arts sectors. The aims of Performing Arts is to encourage candidates to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of:

  • Technique and approaches required in one or more performing arts areas of study
  • Working methods linked to industry practice
  • How their own skills and aptitudes could be best employed in further study and/or work within related sectors
  • Breadth of sector through exploring its products and processes
  • Outcomes of industry practice in terms of people, products, services and contexts
  • Social, historical and cultural influences. 

 

Key Stage 3

Year

Skills

Yr8

Mime and Improvisation

Yr9

Tableaux and Thought tracking

Yr10

Spatial awareness and Staging

 

GCSE Performing Arts Summary

The Single Award consists of Units 1 and 2

 

There is no written examination 

CONTENT

ASSESSMENT

WEIGHTING

Unit 1

Skills Development

A portfolio is produced by the students as they plan, prepare and perform various tasks set by the teacher

Internally set and marked

Externally moderated

60%

Unit 2

Showcase Performance

an externally set brief which includes a description of what has to be produced

• constraints such as time, space and budget and

• target audience

 

Externally set and marked

40%

 

http://web.aqa.org.uk/subjects/

 

A-level Performing Arts Summary

This subject may be taken at AS level without having been studied at GCSE level.

However, in the event of the course being oversubscribed, preference will be given

to pupils as follows:

 

  1. Involvement in a drama production either in or outside of school
  2. Those that have completed the subject to GCSE standard or Grade 5-8 in Trinity/Guildhall or LAMDA examinations

 

MODULE

ASSESSMENT UNIT

Length of Assessment Unit

External/Internal/

Coursework

Sequence of Assessment

Maximum Uniform Mark Score (UMS)  - A level total = 600

Weighting

(Total 100%)

1

AS 1:

Developing Skills and Repertoire

September-January

Internally assessed

This unit is assessed through portfolio work

Portfolio  60 marks

60% of AS

 

30% of

A Level

2

AS 2:

Planning and

Realising a

Performing Arts

Event

September-January

Externally set pre-release

stimulus material

Externally assessed

 

This unit is assessed through performance

Portfolio  80 marks

40% of AS

 

20% of

A Level

3

A2 Unit G384: Getting work

September-January

Internally assessed

This unit is assessed through portfolio work

Portfolio  50 marks

16.67% of the total Advanced  GCE

4

A2 Unit G385: Exploring repertoire

September-January

Internally assessed

This unit is assessed through portfolio work

Portfolio 50 marks

16.67% of the total Advanced  GCE

5

A2 Unit G386: Producing a showcase

January-May

Externally assessed

This unit is assessed through performance

Portfolio 50 marks

16.67% of the total Advanced  GCE

 

N.B. The total marks awarded for an AS Level = 300 Uniform Mark Scores (UMS) and the total marks awarded for an A Level = 600 UMS.

Career Opportunities

Jobs where a Performing Arts qualification may be useful

Skills developed studying Performing Arts

Achievements

JUNE 2015

GCSE Results

2015

%A*

%A

%B

%C

%Other

GCSE

9

27

18

46

0

 

AS/A2 Results

2015

% A

%B

%C

% Other

AS

100

0

0

0

A2

14

72

14

0