Sixth Form IBCP Diploma in Literature and Performance

Subject Title: National Diploma in Film and Television Production

BTEC or AS/ A2 levels: AS

Grade ranges: Level 1-7

Exam Board: IBCP

Method of assessment:

Controlled assessment: 60%

Final examination:       40%

Length of course: 2 years

Information about the course to include units covered

You will follow the International Baccalaureate Literature and Performance at Standard Level (SL). By the end of the course you will be expected to have:

  • knowledge and understanding of texts of different genre and cultures
  • an appreciation of the literary techniques and performance potential in the texts studied
  • an ability to speak and write effectively about texts and performances
  • commitment and ability as performers
  • practical understanding of the principles and processes involved in making performances
Course ElementText StudiedAim / InformationAssessment When?
Paper 1 – Prose and Performance
Great GatsbyStudents answer one essay question from a choice of three concerned with issues involved in dramatizing the novel. Paper 1 Exam
(20% of final grade)
Paper 2 – PoetryPoets: Carol Ann Duffy and Simon ArmitageStudents answer one comparative essay question from a choice of six. Paper 2 Exam
(20% of final grade)
Written Coursework – Major Playwrights in Performance - The CrucibleStudents produce one piece of writing that incorporates critical analysis of the text as well as reflection on a performance of it.Written Essay
1500-2000 words
(20% of final grade)
Internal PerformanceTell Tale HeartTurn a piece of literature into an interpretive performance.Performance and
12 minute oral presentation
(40% of final grade)

Entry requirements:

GCSE English and Maths grade 4 or above, with three other subjects at a C/L2 Pass or above.

Possible exit routes:

All the various Literature and Performance based degrees and practical avenues of study as well as having the option to take the drama school route.