Wellington College

Wellington College Belfast

Co-Educational Grammar School

Engage | Educate | Empower

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Key Staff

  • Mrs E. McKenna
  • Mrs. E. Stockdale

Performing Arts is a growth industry in Northern Ireland. This course gives students opportunities to research and gain insights into the industry, engage with effective practice and prepare for employment, further training and/or study. The specification offers a wide range of skills in both performance and production. The teacher acts as facilitator in helping students develop their chosen skills within a prescribed discipline chosen from; dance, drama, music, choreography, design, direction, stage management or technical (lighting or sound). Performing Arts is an applied qualification in which students develop knowledge, understanding and skills through practical demonstration.

Examination Board: CCEA

Module Outline:

Module

Content

Weightings

AS 1: Skills Development and Application

Internally assessed

Externally moderated

 

Students are assessed on an individual performance and a contrasting collaborative performance. They must also produce an accompanying written portfolio.

60% of AS

30% of the A Level

AS 2: Planning and Realising a Performing Arts Event

Externally set

Externally assessed

 

 

Students must plan and realise a live performance based on an externally set title. This is a collaborative piece. In addition students must provide supportive documents, completed under controlled conditions.

40% of AS

20% of the A Level

A2 1: Planning for Employment

Internally assessed

Externally moderated

 

Students must produce a report on the skills required to work in PA industry as well as producing a professional CV. They must undertake an audition, demonstrating 2 contrasting pieces of repertoire, and sit an interview. A written evaluation of their audition and interview is also required.

 

60% of A2

30% of the A Level

A2 2: Performing to a Commission Brief

Externally set

Externally assessed

 

 

Students must write/create, promote, plan and perform a live event based on an externally set title. This is a collaborative piece, requiring them to undertake a specific administrative role in preparation for the event. In addition students must provide a detailed written record of work.

 

40% of AS

20% of the A Level

Entry Criteria:

Students must demonstrate considerable skill in their chosen discipline as well as an ability to write fluently.

Grade related qualifications in Dance, Drama or Music and past participation in music and/or drama related extra-curricular is desirable.

In addition to this:

All students will be expected to be involved in the college’s extra-curricular programme which may include music groups, choir, drama club and/or school productions.