3.3 Texts in practice

This subject content is assessed practically.

Each student must choose to be assessed as a:
  • performer or
  • lighting designer or
  • sound designer or
  • set designer or
  • costume designer or
  • puppet designer.

Costume designers may choose to include make-up and/or hair and/or masks. Set designers may choose to include design of props.

Each student must choose one specialism only for all the Texts in practice content.

Students may choose the same or a different specialism to the one chosen for the Devising drama content.

Students must learn how to contribute to text-based drama in a live theatre context for an audience.

Students must draw on and demonstrate a practical understanding of the subject content listed in Knowledge and understanding.

They must develop their ability to:
  • interpret texts
  • create and communicate meaning
  • realise artistic intention in text-based drama.

For assessment, students must perform or create realised designs for two extracts from one play which contrasts to the set play studied in Component 1.

See Component 3: Texts in practice for details.