Expressive & Performing Arts

 

 

DRAMA

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:  Mr Warburton
GCSE EXAM BOARD:  WJEC
TEACHERS:
Mr Warburton (Head of Expressive and Performing Arts) 

 

The GCSE covers a broad range of aspects of Drama and the Theatre and allows student’s to explore a variety of topics and
themes within the content of the course, using their performance skills in devising and using scripts.

It prepares students with an excellent grounding for further education and to explore Drama at Theatre School. Students visit live
performances at Professional Theatres, work with Professional actors and get the opportunity to perform at Loreto College as
part of the MANCEP Shakespeare Festival.

60% of the course is internally assessed and externally moderated embedding coursework and practical work. 40% of the course is
externally assessed.

Assessment

Unit 1-40% – Devised drama exploration internally assessed. Externally moderated
Technical Support 40%

Unit 2-20% – Exploring play texts internally assessed. Externally moderated.
Technical Support 20%

Unit 3-40% – Written Drama Examination. This will consist of a selection of questions on a set text and a live theatre review based on one question from a choice of two.

Higher Education Courses/Careers

Sixth Form: A Level Theatre Studies, A Level Drama

Drama can be studied with a variety of other subjects at many universities.

Careers where this course may be useful: Performing, Acting, Musical Theatre, Youth Theatre, Teaching. Careers in all areas of the Performing Arts industry.

* All qualifications are subject to change following consideration of any new specifications.

 

MUSIC

MUSIC – BTEC

Head of Department: Mr Warburton

Exam Board: Pearson

Teacher – Ms Wentworth (Music Teacher)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

BTEC First Awards are primarily designed for use in schools and colleges as an introductory Level 2 course for learners who want to study in the context of a vocational sector. The knowledge, understanding and skills learned in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and, in due course, prepare learners to enter the workplace. These qualifications are intended primarily for learners in the 14–16 age group, but may also be used by other learners who wish to gain an introductory understanding of a vocational area. When taken as part of a balanced curriculum, there is a clear progression route to a Level 3 course or Apprenticeship. BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. The qualifications are popular and effective because they enable learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace

This course allows you to engage with the music industry and develop a range of relevant practical and technical skills.

Assessment

Unit 1 – Music Industry exam 25%

Unit 2 – Music Product 25%

Unit 3 – Performance 25%

Unit 4 – Composition 25%

 

Higher Education Courses/Careers

Sixth Form: A Level Music
A Level Music Technology
BTEC Music Level 3

Music can be studied with a variety of other subjects at university.

Careers where this course may be useful: Singer, composer, music technician, song writer, Music Teacher and other areas of the Music Industry.

* All qualifications are subject to change following consideration of any new specifications.

 

 

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