Performing Arts (4880)
We are not planning to develop a new GCSE Performing Arts qualification under government changes to GCSEs.
The last exams for students taking the current qualification will be in the June 2017 series and there will be no further re-sit opportunity.
As an alternative, you may like to consider our new GCSEs in Dance and Drama, which we are planning to develop for first teaching in September 2016.
We are also developing a Technical Award in this subject (equivalent to a single GCSE) for first teaching in 2017. Sign up for updates, or find out more about changes to GCSEs and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future.
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GCSE Performing Arts helps students develop both new and existing skills in a range of performance disciplines.
This specification offers students the opportunity to specialise in one or more of the performing arts disciplines including; acting, singing, dance, music, music technology, DJ'ing, lighting, sound, set design, costume design, properties, masks, puppets, make-up, stage management, front of house, marketing and publicity.
We offer a 2-unit Single Award GCSE and a 4-unit Double Award GCSE through this specification. This course is an appropriate foundation for progression in performing arts, theatre studies and generic subjects such as dance and drama. It also provides a foundation for design work in set, costume and props and technical elements such as lighting and sound.
- Last date to conduct externally set task for May/June 2016 Art and Design
- Last date for AQA and the moderator to receive internally-assessed marks for May/June 2016 Art and Design, Dance (units 3 & 4), Drama, Performing Arts (units 2 & 4) and Physical Education
- Results for May/June 2016 available to schools/colleges via e-AQA and EDI for exams officers and heads of centre
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