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Performing arts - BTEC

Year 12 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Develop knowledge and skills in a performance of musical theatre. Learners will rehearse a role (or roles) which require them to use acting, singing and dancing skills in a musical theatre performance.
  • Explore the vast repertoire of material available developing skills, interpreting and performing in a musical theatre style performance.
  • Develop skills in musical theatre through combining the skills of acting, dancing and singing. Exploring the interaction between these three performance skills and applying them appropriately to meet the performance requirements of particular pieces.

ASSESSMENT

Research/presentation into musical theatre.
Rehearsal logs/portfolio to document progress and development throughout the unit. Participation in workshops/technique classes. rehearsal and performance of role/roles to an audience which is recorded.

HOMEWORK

Research/presentation into musical theatre.
Rehearsal/portfolio work - ongoing - demonstrating development.

Term 1.2
  • Rehearse and staging of a musical number coordinating a range of performing skills. Performers in musical theatre need to be multi skilled. As well as being able to act, they are required to take part in dance routines and have the ability to sing.
  • Develop and perform a role within a musical theatre performance in order to gain the experience of combining acting, singing and
    dancing abilities and skills.
  • Work collaboratively with other performers and production team e.g. bringing together different skills; fitting own role/roles within the overall production concept; working with other production elements; making adjustments to suit the demands of the production.

ASSESSMENT

Research/presentation into musical theatre.
Rehearsal logs/portfolio to document progress and development throughout the unit. Participation in workshops/technique classes. rehearsal and performance of role/roles to an audience which is recorded.

HOMEWORK

Research/presentation into musical theatre.
Rehearsal/portfolio work - ongoing - demonstrating development.

Term 2.1
  • Develop skills in singing, dancing and acting appropriate to the genre of musical theatre.
  • Prepare material for performance through rehearsal demonstrating strategies for learning lines, blocking scenes remembering cues and devising choreography.
  • Perform to an audience a piece of musical theatre which demonstrates skills in song, dance and acting a character role.

ASSESSMENT

Portfolio/log book documenting progress and development of ideas, recordings of milestone rehearsals and performances, peer and teacher observation notes

HOMEWORK

Portfolio, logbook notes on development process e.g. rehearsals, project and character developments, research and learning lines.

Term 2.2
  • Explore likely and suitable material, whether published text or based on a stimulus, then select and shape it according to the target age group, its suitability, the audience needs and the purpose of the performance.
  • Develop performance material and its overall purpose. Performances could be educational or just for entertainment and fun.
  • Evaluate the performance experience for themselves, the audience and other adults involved in the care of the young audience.

ASSESSMENT

Learners must participate in one large-scale performance (30 minutes minimum) or two small scale performances (15-20 minutes each).

HOMEWORK

Portfolio, log book notes detailing development and progression of the project.

Term 3.1
  • Create, publicise and perform in a theatre in
    education (TIE) project.
  • Contribute ideas in a group setting using different organisational abilities and individual artistic talents to aid the development of the project
  • Undertake personal responsibilities, such as corresponding with agencies and coordinating production details and organising rehearsal schedules.

ASSESSMENT

Organisation and development of the performance material. Detailed portfolio and on going teacher assessments. Theatre in education performance piece and any accompanying workshop activities to be delivered where appropriate.

HOMEWORK

Portfolio work detailing development of project ownership and others responsibilities, planning, characterisation, rehearsal etc. research into topics, themes and any necessary script writing.

Term 3.2
  • Develop ideas for a TIE project that would entertain and educate with flair and imagination
  • Analyse and justify ideas for a TIE project that meets the educational needs of the target audience.
  • Apply performance and/or production skills with flair and imagination.

ASSESSMENT

Performance of theatre in education piece, portfolio evidence detailing development, organisation and rehearsal process of the piece.

HOMEWORK

Additional research into topic, storyline development, script writing, learning lines, cues, song lyrics, dance routines where appropriate.

Year 13 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Develop knowledge and skills in a performance of musical theatre. Learners will rehearse a role (or roles) which require them to use acting, singing and dancing skills in a musical theatre
    performance.
  • Explore the vast repertoire of material available developing skills, interpreting and performing in a musical theatre style performance.
  • Develop skills in musical theatre through combining the skills of acting, dancing and singing. Exploring the interaction between these three performance skills and applying them appropriately to meet the performance requirements of particular pieces.

ASSESSMENT

Research/presentation into musical theatre.
Rehearsal logs/portfolio to document progress and development throughout the unit. Participation in workshops/technique classes. rehearsal and performance of role/roles to an audience which is recorded.

HOMEWORK

Research/presentation into musical theatre.
Rehearsal/portfolio work - ongoing - demonstrating development.

Term 1.2
  • Rehearse and staging of a musical number coordinating a range of performing skills. Performers in musical theatre need to be multi skilled. As well as being able to act, they are required to take part in dance routines and have the ability to sing.
  • Develop and perform a role within a musical theatre performance in order to gain the experience of combining acting, singing and
    dancing abilities and skills.
  • Work collaboratively with other performers and production team e.g. bringing together different skills; fitting own role/roles within the overall production concept; working with other production elements; making adjustments to suit the demands of the production.

ASSESSMENT

Research/presentation into musical theatre.
Rehearsal logs/portfolio to document progress and development throughout the unit. Participation in workshops/technique classes. rehearsal and performance of role/roles to an audience which is recorded.

HOMEWORK

Research/presentation into musical theatre.
Rehearsal/portfolio work - ongoing - demonstrating development.

Term 2.1
  • Develop skills in singing, dancing and acting appropriate to the genre of musical theatre.
  • Prepare material for performance through rehearsal demonstrating strategies for learning lines, blocking scenes remembering cues and devising choreography.
  • Perform to an audience a piece of musical theatre which demonstrates skills in song, dance and acting a character role.

ASSESSMENT

Portfolio/log book documenting progress and development of ideas, recordings of mile stone rehearsals and performances, peer and teacher observation notes

HOMEWORK

Portfolio, logbook notes on development process e.g. rehearsals, project and character developments, research and learning lines.

Term 2.2
  • Explore likely and suitable material, whether published text or based on a stimulus, then select and shape it according to the target age group, its suitability, the audience needs and the purpose of the performance.
  • Develop performance material and its overall purpose. Performances could be educational or just for entertainment and fun.
  • Evaluate the performance experience for themselves, the audience and other adults involved in the care of the young audience.

ASSESSMENT

Learners must participate in one large-scale performance (30 minutes minimum) or two small scale performances (15-20 minutes each).

HOMEWORK

Portfolio, log book notes detailing development and progression of the project.

Term 3.1
  • Create, publicise and perform in a theatre in
    education (TIE) project.
  • Contribute ideas in a group setting using different organisational abilities and individual artistic talents to aid the development of the project
  • Undertake personal responsibilities, such as corresponding with agencies and coordinating production details and organising rehearsal schedules.

ASSESSMENT

Organisation and development of the performance material. Detailed portfolio and on going teacher assessments. Theatre in education performance piece and any accompanying workshop activities to be delivered where appropriate.

HOMEWORK

Portfolio work detailing development of project own and others responsibilities, planning, characterisation, rehearsal etc. research into topics, themes and any necessary script writing.

Term 3.2
  • Develop ideas for a TIE project that would entertain and educate with flair and imagination
  • Analyse and justify ideas for a TIE project that meets the educational needs of the target audience.
  • Apply performance and/or production skills with flair and imagination.

ASSESSMENT

Performance of Theatre in Education piece, portfolio evidence detailing development, organisation and rehearsal process of the piece.

HOMEWORK

Additional research into topic, storyline development, script writing, learning lines, cues, song lyrics, dance routines where appropriate.