Cambridge Foundation Diploma = 1.5 A Levels

Exam Board: OCR

Course Code: 05772

Lead Teacher – Mr S MacFarlane

These are highly successful courses, hence our introduction of the 3 separate pathways. Past students have achieved 83% top marks. You will be able to use your experiences inside and outside of the course towards your grading, and you will have the opportunity to work with specialist practitioners and visit various venues, not only to experience shows, but get to understand how they are staged.

Specific requirements

Level 2 Pass in Performing Arts

What will I study?

Units for all 3 Pathways: 

Unit 1 - Prepare to work in the performing arts sector
Unit 2 - Proposal for a commissioning brief
Unit 3 - Influential performance practice 
Unit 4 - Combined Arts

Drama Units: 

Unit 6 - Improvisation to perform
Unit 8 - Performing Rep
Unit 9 - Acting Technique
Unit 11 - Script Writing

Dance Units:

Unit 13 - Dance Technique
Unit 14 - Dance Performance 

Music Units:

Unit 23 - Create music to perform
Unit 25 - Music performance

Assessment Methods

There is no external written exam unit for these courses; you will be assessed through practical performances and portfolio. You can only access the top grades in this course through practical work. These courses are designed to suit all styles of learning and really will give you a practical experience within Performing Arts.

Where does it lead?

This course would be an outstanding launch pad for anyone who is interested in taking Performing Arts at university. In terms of careers, you could do into acting, directing, teaching, choreographing, performing or arts management.