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Literature and Performance combines elements of literary analysis with an exploration of the way texts can be represented or transformed on stage. Students study six major literary works and a selection of short stories covering three genres: drama, poetry and prose with texts drawn from different periods and cultures. This course provides students with an opportunity to be creative and imaginative whilst developing skills that are readily transferable such as decision-making and problem-solving. Students regularly collaborate on extended projects and will be required to perform in front of an invited audience.
Students will perform a variety of scripted and devised pieces with regular opportunities to reflect on their work through written and oral evaluations. Students will analyse and compare poems, think about how a novel might be adapted for the stage and study stagecraft. This is an interdisciplinary interaction between conventional literary criticism and the practical and aesthetic elements of performance.
What do students say?
“The course provided a different perspective from studying English - an active approach perfect for a kinaesthetic learner… there was a lot of collaborative work which made the course really enjoyable.” Freya
“It is my least stressful subject especially compared to my intense science subjects. I know that hard work will pay off in my English studies” Tamsin
“With fewer books to read, it is a preferable alternative to standard English, particularly if you are keen to improve in public speaking and confidence. I enjoy the strong variety of learning medium and equal balance of essay writing with performance” Shivin
Internal assessment Performance and Individual Oral Presentation (40%)
External assessment Written Coursework (20%)
Final examination Prose and Performance (20%)
All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole.
Theatre Studies, Drama, Performing Arts, Liberal Arts.
Many students who do not require English for their degree enjoy taking Literature and Performance.