Developing physical theatre – Rhinegold Publishing

Developing physical theatre


This unit is worth 10 credits. The unit specification is on the Edexcel website. The detail included in the scheme below is taken from the specification. In the unit specification there are ideas for how to deliver the unit and what assignments could be set. There are examples in the main text book: BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts written by Sally Jewers, Carolyn Carnaghan and Paul Webster and published by Pearson Education Limited (2010).

It takes 60 Guided Learning Hours to deliver. The unit could be delivered over one term on three/four lessons a week depending on staffing and length of lessons. This scheme is run on four sessions of 65 minutes per week, making a weekly total of 4 hours 20 minutes for 14 weeks. The performances take place in the last week. Some time is set aside both in the lesson and at home or in study periods for learners to write in their log books. This unit is taught in the Autumn Term of Year One on the Edexcel BTEC Advanced Subsidiary or Certificate courses.

Learning outcomes
  • Understand key influences in physical theatre
  • Be able to develop skills and techniques associated with physical theatre
  • Be able to select, develop and refine materials.

Number of lessons: 12

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