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Performing Arts - OCR Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre

 

DEPARTMENT

COURSE NAME

COURSE LEADER

EXAM BOARD

QUALIFICATION

Performing Arts Performing Arts - OCR Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre Mrs Magee OCR OCR Diploma in Musical Theatre

Introduction

We are excited to be offering the new OCR CTEC Extended Diploma course and believe that this new course can be an excellent pathway to either further education 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 that can offer students the equivalent of 3 A levels at the end of the course.  Studying the Extended Diploma means students are able to specialise in Musical Theatre, Music, Dance, Acting or Theatre Production - making it a truly versatile option that can be tailored to meet the interests and talents of our students. The qualification is awarded at the levels of PPP - D*D*D*.

The course will be taught across two option blocks and delivered by staff from across the Performing Arts departments. Students who favour a more practical style of assessment may prefer this course, but it is important to note that it is possible to take this option in conjunction with A level Dance or Drama.

Course 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 Hillingdon Youth Orchestra’s/Choirs, Beck Youth Theatre or equivalent activity or local dance schools or companies. 

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.  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: MUSICAL THEATRE PATHWAY example (other pathways available on request)

UNIT No

UNIT NAME

PRACTICAL/

WRITTEN

ART FORM

ASSESSMENT

Prepare to work in PA sector

Combined

Combined

External 

Proposal for a commission brief

Written

Combined

External

Influential performance practice

Combined

Combined

External

Performing Repertoire

Combined

Combined

Internal

Acting Technique

Combined

Drama

Internal

13

Dance Technique

Combined

Dance

Internal

26

Singing Technique

Combined

Music

Internal

32

Arts Administration

Written

Combined/Written

External

33

Original Performance

Combined

Combined/Pathway

External

14

Dance Performance

Combined

Dance

Internal

27

Singing Performance

Combined

Music

Internal

Progression and Careers

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

Exam Board

OCR 

Contact Name

     For further information as to the various pathway options within this course and any other queries, please see Mrs Magee – Arts College Manager kmagee@bishopshalt.school