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Group 6 - The Arts and Electives

IB Theatre

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for course, however Year 10 Drama is recommended.

Course Description and Aims

IB Theatre is a practical subject that encourages discovery through experimentation, risk-taking and the presentation of ideas. The Theatre course is multifaceted and gives students the opportunity to actively engage in theatre as creators, designers, directors and performers. It emphasises working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble. The teacher’s role is to create opportunities that allow students to explore, learn, discover and collaborate to become autonomous, informed and skilled theatre-makers.

Students learn to apply research and theory to inform and to contextualise their work. Through researching, creating, preparing, presenting and critically reflecting on theatre, they gain a richer understanding of themselves, their community and the world. Students experience the course from contrasting artistic and cultural perspectives. They learn about theatre from around the world, the importance of making theatre with integrity and the impact that theatre can have on the world. It enables them to discover and engage with different forms of theatre across time, place and culture, promoting international-mindedness and an appreciation of the diversity of theatre.

The aims of all IB Arts subjects are to enable students to:

  • enjoy lifelong engagement with the arts;
  • become informed, reflective and critical practitioners in the arts;
  • understand the dynamic and changing nature of the arts;
  • explore and value the diversity of the arts across time, place and cultures;
  • express ideas with confidence and competence;
  • develop perceptual and analytical skills.

In addition, the aims of the IB Theatre – ​Higher Level course are to enable students to:

  • explore theatre in a variety of contexts and understand how these contexts inform practice (theatre in context);
  • understand and engage in the processes of transforming ideas into action (theatre processes);
  • develop and apply theatre production, presentation and performance skills, working both independently and collaboratively (presenting theatre);
  • understand and appreciate the relationship between theory and practice (theatre in context, theatre processes, presenting theatre).

Curriculum Model Overview

Standard Level Component Higher Level Component
Theatre in Context
  • Research and examine the various contexts of at least one published play text and reflect on live theatre.
  • Research and examine the various contexts of at least one world theatre tradition.
  • Reflect on personal approaches, interests and skills in theatre. Research and examine at least one starting point and the approaches employed by one appropriate professional theatre company and consider how this might influence personal approaches.
Theatre in Context

Research and examine the various contexts of:

  • at least one theatre theorist;
  • at least one published play text and reflect on live theatre;
  • at least one world theatre tradition.

Reflect on personal approaches, interests and skills in theatre. Research and examine at least one starting point and the approaches employed by an appropriate professional theatre company and consider how this might influence personal approaches.

Theatre Processes
  • Take part in the practical exploration of at least two contrasting published play texts and engage with the process of transforming a play text into action.
  • Practically examine the performance conventions of at least one world theatre tradition and apply this to the staging of a moment of theatre.
  • Respond to at least one starting point and engage with the process of transforming it collaboratively into an original piece of theatre.
Theatre Processes
  • Explore at least one theorist and collaboratively engage in creating theatre based on their theory.
  • Take part in the practical exploration of at least two contrasting published play texts and engage with the process of transforming a play text into action.
  • Practically examine the performance conventions of at least one world theatre tradition and apply this to the staging of a moment of theatre.
  • Respond to at least one starting point and engage with the process of transforming it collaboratively into an original piece of theatre.
Presenting Theatre
  • Direct at least one scene or section from one published play text which is presented to others.
  • Present a moment of theatre to others which demonstrates the performance convention(s) of at least one world theatre tradition.
  • Participate in at least one production of a collaboratively created piece of original theatre, created from a starting point, which is presented to others.
Presenting Theatre
  • Create, present and evaluate at least one theatre piece based on an aspect of a theatre theorist’s work.
  • Direct and present at least one scene or section from one published play text.
  • Present a moment of theatre which demonstrates the performance convention(s) of at least one world theatre tradition.
  • Participate in at least one production of a collaboratively created piece of original theatre, created from a starting point, which is presented to others.

 

Assessment at a Glance — Standard Level

Type of Assessment Format of Assessment Time
(hours)
Weighting
Final Grade (%)
External     65
Director's Notebook Develop ideas regarding how a play text could be staged for an audience.   35
Research Presentation Deliver an individual presentation that outlines and physically demonstrates research into a convention of a theatre tradition. 15 min max 30
Internal     35
Collaborative Project Collaboratively create and present an original piece of theatre for and to a specified target. 13-15 min 35

Assessment at a Glance — Higher Level

Type of Assessment Format of Assessment Time
(hours)
Weighting
Final Grade (%)
External     75
Solo Theatre Piece Create and present a solo theatre piece based on an aspect(s) of theatre theory. 4-8 min 35
Director's Notebook Develop ideas regarding how a play text could be staged for an audience.   20
Research Presentation Deliver an individual presentation that outlines and physically demonstrates research into a convention of a theatre tradition. 15 min max 20
Internal     25
Collaborative Project Collaboratively create and present an original piece of theatre for and to a specified target. 13-15 min 25