About this course

Drama and performance in practice online course

City & Guilds assured programme

This course is suitable for learners aged 14 years and above. The course is particularly appropriate to be delivered within our school’s global classrooms and provides studies in drama and performance. Spanning its roots and origins through to contemporary artistic expression, the learning focuses upon the history of theatre, stagecraft, playwrights and examples of their works and theatre practitioners.

The assured courses are studied across two years and were developed by King’s InterHigh. The learner will need to complete two modules in year 10 and two modules in year 11. The certificate consists of 4 mandatory modules. The learner must PASS all four modules to receive the full assured course certificate and digital credential, endorsed by City and Guilds. Assessment is entirely through coursework and is made on a pass/fail basis. The full assured course certificates will be issued to any eligible students by the end of the summer term in year 11.

Each module is assessed independently, and the mode of assessment will be made clear to students at the start of the module. Assessment will be decided firstly by the teacher and then will be verified by a second internal assessor from Kings Interhigh.  Each candidate is required to demonstrate achievement of all learning outcomes and fulfil the assessment criteria of the module.

The qualification consists of 4 mandatory modules:

  1. Theatre Practitioners – explores the strategies and rehearsal techniques of 10 theatre practitioners, culminating in a comparative essay based on a given theme.
  2. Play Review – stage crafts such as lighting/ sound/ SFX/ set design/ costume, props, make up and masks will be explored alongside examples of theatre reviews and how to write them, leading the students to write a comprehensive review of a full theatrical performance, whether live or recorded.
  3. Monologue – the history of the theatre:, exploring the rising popularity of performance from Greek theatre, to Shakespearean drama, through to contemporary playwrights will be explored leading to a performance of either a classical or contemporary monologue.
  4. Script Creation – examples of modern playwrights most well-known works across a range of genres will be explored enabling students to write an extract of an original script of their creation on a genre of their choice.

This assured course is studied across two years and involves 120 hours of guided learning time. Successful completion of all units leads to the award of a course certificate and digital credential. Those completing less than the full course will be eligible for King’s InterHigh unit certification for each unit of work completed.

To pass each module, the learner needs to have enough work submitted to demonstrate passing grades in each Assessment Objective (AOs) shown on the assessment rubric and gain ≥6/12 overall.

  • Students need more than 50% (≥6/12) in each module to pass that module.
  • Students must gain at least 1 point for each Assessment Objective (AO).
  • Zero points (N) in any AO will fail that module even if the student has gained ≥6/12 overall.

If the learner has not passed all four modules, they should still be eligible to receive an King’s InterHigh certificate, stating which modules they completed successfully. It will not be the full assured course certificate.
Any King’s InterHigh certificates (that detail mModules passed) will be issued to any eligible students by the end of the summer term.

Can the learner work on any missing modules?

If the learner wishes to gain the full assured course certificate, then they will need to work independently and in their own time to work on missing modules. The teacher will not be able to support students after the end of module 4. During module 4, the teacher will need to be focused on students working towards module 4.

Assessment is entirely through coursework and is made on a pass/fail basis.

  • Communicating with an audience
  • Drama – the creative process
  • Critical evaluation of a dramatic performance
  • Project: Developing a radio play drama
  • Device/headset microphone
This is an Assured Course

Assured subjects are an opportunity to follow passions, develop practical understanding, and build a portfolio for the future. Assured subject qualifications are awarded by the City & Guilds body, but these courses are not IGCSE or GCSE qualifications.

Key information
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Self accredited qualification
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No exams
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2 years
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Online, real-time classrooms, 24/7 access to curriculum
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Pupils can choose assured subjects including drama and performance in practice for an added fee per subject. View Fees.
About our fees

We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.