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RSL Level 2 Certificate in Creative and Performing Arts (Acting)

The Level 2 Certificate in Creative and Performing Arts provides learners with skills, knowledge and understanding within the sphere of the creative and performing arts. The qualifications aim to offer practical structured learning with the flexibility to specialise in disciplines directly relevant to the creative and performing arts industries.

All learners take an externally assessed core unit (Live Performance), which requires them to work to a brief, specific to the area of specialism. In addition, they take 1 optional unit from within their pathway that could develop their dance/acting skills (depending on their pathway) and/or related contextual, historical or theoretical understanding. Learners apply a range of skills knowledge and understanding that will be of value to further studies. For example, units provide learners with basic understanding of concepts such as the nature of events, planning, repertoire, rehearsal schedules, health and safety, equipment and reviewing performances, and a solid grounding of practical/technical skills that can then be developed further in qualifications at Level 3, which may require them to take greater responsibility, lead others, evaluate and analyse concepts relating to their studies. Core units also enable learners to make connections between units, combining elements of their learning through requiring them to demonstrate understanding and skills developed in their optional units.

In year 10 students will undertake an Induction assignment which will prepare them for working at a Level 2 standard. It will also help them to begin to focus on what acting skills they have and those that they need to develop and how they can apply these to their work.

Student will also to take part in dry run assessments as well as beginning the first of 2 units called Performance Text where they will learn to a dramatic text from the modern era (1930-present day) from page to stage, through textual analysis and performance skills.

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