Drama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts

Support for GCSE and A level Drama teachers for summer 2020

Support for GCSE and A level Drama teachers for summer 2020

Here is a short presentation for GCSE Drama and A Level Drama and Theatre teachers with students completing in summer 2020, which answers frequently asked questions and provides guidance on submitting grades and rank orders for students completing their courses this year.

Update from Pearson regarding the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts discount codes

GCSE Drama Component 3 exam now 1hr 45mins

Support for GCSE and A level Drama teachers for summer 2020

Update from Pearson regarding the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

Update from Pearson regarding the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

In response to the recent Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, we would like to reassure the global schools' community that we are monitoring the situation extremely closely. We understand the impact this situation is having, and our thoughts are with everyone affected.

BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts discount codes

GCSE Drama Component 3 exam now 1hr 45mins

Support for GCSE and A level Drama teachers for summer 2020

Update from Pearson regarding the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts discount codes

BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts discount codes

The DfE has agreed to give a separate discount code for the dance pathway of the Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts (QN: 603/0406/6)

GCSE Drama Component 3 exam now 1hr 45mins

Support for GCSE and A level Drama teachers for summer 2020

Update from Pearson regarding the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts discount codes

GCSE Drama Component 3 exam now 1hr 45mins

GCSE Drama Component 3 exam now 1hr 45mins

In order to support students in completing the assessment and reaching their potential, we have decided to extend the examination by 15 minutes, to 1 hour 45 minutes. This change will be introduced for first assessment in summer 2020.

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Paul Webster

Drama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts
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FAQs

Here are the answers to some common questions that teachers have asked recently

You can find the exam timetables for the 2019-20 academic year in our support area.

We provide a range of forms that you can use or adapt as you require.

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring that the qualifications we offer best meet the needs of our teachers and learners, we have been working closely with centres to understand how the reformed AS and A level qualifications are being used. You can access a summary of key findings on our context and research headlines page.

We have been reviewing our AS and A level qualification suite against these findings, and as a result, we intend to withdraw our AS qualification in Drama and Theatre.

The final opportunity to enter for these assessments will be summer 2020.

Important information

Our aim in taking this approach is to align our qualifications and support with the subjects and levels that teachers are prioritising. We will continue to offer our A level qualifications in all of these subjects, and this decision does not affect any of our AS qualifications in other subjects. 

Support

We understand that you may have questions about this change, and how it will affect you and your learners. We are here to help you with any concerns you may have, and to provide additional information or support that you may need. Your subject advisor is available to answer any questions and you can find their contact details via the relevant subject page.

FAQs

Please take a look at our frequently-asked questions which may help to clarify any queries you might have.

We would also welcome your thoughts on what additional A level support you would like to see, to help you delivery the linear qualifications.

We have quick list guides of all BTEC qualifications that are included in the performance tables in England for 2020 to 2022.

Yes! The brand-new suite of Creative Practice BTEC qualifications are 100% internally assessed, approved for 16-18 funding, and carry UCAS points. Available in 540 and 1080 GLH sizes, the Performing Arts Practice and Production Arts Practice qualifications have been developed in association with teachers and employers from the creative industry.

If you are interested in offering these qualifications, please let us know and we will be in touch to discuss your options. 

Useful Documents

Academic
Specification - issue 4
pdf | 980.0 KB
Vocational
Specification - BTEC Tech Awards in Performing Arts
pdf | 2.9 MB
Academic
Specification - issue 3
pdf | 838.6 KB

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