Specification at a glance

This qualification is modular and is split into three units. One is an externally assessed exam and the other two are internally assessed.

Subject content

Assessments

Unit 1: Unlocking creativity
What's assessedThis unit assesses the theoretical content of the learner's chosen discipline (performance or production). Learners will demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of: the following:
  • Research
  • Idea development
  • Planning and budgeting
  • Presentation (skills and content)
  • Transferable skill of communication.
How it's assessed
  • Internally assessed
  • 36 GLH (guided learning hours) approx
  • 60 marks
  • 30% of Technical Award

Evidence

Core knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Portfolio of supporting evidence (30 marks)
  • The recorded pitch (25 marks)
  • Transferable skill (5 marks).

Unit 2: The production/performance
What's assessed

This unit provides the opportunity for learners to be assessed on the theoretical content of a holistic production or performance, both as an individual and as a member of a group.

  • A key performance or production role in a performance based on one of five performance briefs
  • Transferable skill of teamwork
How it's assessed
  • Internally assessed
  • 36 GLH approx
  • 60 marks
  • 30% of Technical Award

Evidence

  • DVD of final performance/production (55 marks): where production skills are nominated a short DVD demonstrating the learner's ability to work within their nominated skills area. The work demonstrated must be for the performance given by the group.
  • Transferable skill (5 marks).
  • Logbook outlining their contribution to the final performance/production with details of nominated skill chosen for assessment.

Unit 3: The performing arts experience
What's assessed

Core knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Roles and responsibilities within the performing arts industry
  • The role of performing arts in society
  • Approaches to rehearsal
  • Working as a deviser/performer/director
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Health and safety
  • Design and technical elements
  • Reviewing performance
  • Theatre/film in education.
How it's assessed
  • Externally assessed
  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 48 GLH approx
  • 80 marks
  • 40% of Technical Award
Questions

A combination of multiple choice questions, short answers, extended responses, design/devising questions.