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Performing Arts - Extended Certificate in Performing Arts

 

DEPARTMENT

COURSE NAME

COURSE LEADER

EXAM BOARD

QUALIFICATION

Performing Arts Performing Arts - Extended Certificate in Performing Arts Mrs Magee OCR Extended Certificate in Performing Arts

Introduction

We are excited to be offering the new OCR Performing Arts course and believe that this new course will be an excellent pathway to either further education in the area or a career in the Performing Arts sector.

In line with the new Linear A level courses, this course will be studied across two years. This is a level 3 qualification meaning that students will be able to gain a maximum equivalent to 2 A levels at the end of this course and a minimum equivalent of 1 A level (OCR Foundation Diploma in Musical Theatre)

It is important to note that this course is new and there may still be some minor changes to assessment schemes by the exam board.

Entry Requirements

It is helpful to have a GCSE in Dance, Drama or Music, but as there is an introductory module, it is not absolutely essential.  Extra-curricular Performing Arts activities will be considered where GCSE subjects have not been studied, for example by attending the Beck Youth Theatre or equivalent activity.

This course will offer students the opportunity to hone their skills across the three art forms of dance, drama and music as well as focusing on developing the relevant skills to function within the ever-growing Performing Arts sector.  Students will interact with industry professionals from across the Performing Arts sector and be involved with ‘meaningful employer engagement’ throughout the course.

It will also allow students to make the most of the exciting program of extra-curricular opportunities that the Performing Arts faculty at Bishopshalt offers.

Course Content

UNIT No

UNIT NAME

ART FORM

ASSESS.

1 (M)

Prepare to work in PA sector

Combined

EXT

2 (M)

Proposal for a commission brief

Combined

EXT

3 (M)

Influential performance practice

Combined

EXT

4 (M)

Combined Arts

Drama

INT

8 (M)

Performing Repertoire

Dance

INT

Progression Potential

Students can progress onto a degree in Drama or Performing Arts with a view to production, performance, directing and devising.  Wider applications would be to any career which requires excellent presentation skills, creativity and incisiveness, original thinking, teamwork and negotiation, e.g. management in general, advertising, public relations, personnel management and media careers.

Exam Board

OCR

Contact Name

For further information, please see Mrs Magee – Arts College Manager, Mrs Gooch or Miss Coles – Performance Arts Teachers.