IB SL Subject: Theatre Studies

IB SL Subject: Theatre Studies

Theatre is a dynamic, collaborative and live art form.

THEATRE IN CONTEXT THEATRE PROCESSES PRESENTING THEATRE
SL  Working with play texts Students research and examine the various contexts of at least one published play text and reflect on live theatre moments they have experienced as spectators. Students 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. Students direct at least one scene or section from one published play text which is presented to others.
SL  Examining world theatre traditions  Students research and examine the various contexts of at least one world theatre tradition. Students practically examine the performance conventions of at least one world theatre tradition and apply this to the staging of a moment of theatre. Students present a moment of theatre to others which demonstrates the performance convention(s) of at least one world theatre tradition.
SL  Collaboratively creating original theatre  Students reflect on their own personal approaches, interests and skills in theatre. They research and examine at least one starting point and the approaches employed by one appropriate professional theatre company, and consider how this might influence their own personal approaches. Students respond to at least one starting point and engage with the process of transforming it collaboratively into an original piece of theatre. Students participate in at least one production of a collaboratively created piece of original theatre, created from a starting point, which is presented to others.

Key features of the assessment model

External assessment tasks

Task 1: Director’s notebook SL (35%)
Students choose a published play text they have not previously studied and develop ideas regarding how it could be staged for an audience.

Task 2: Research presentation SL (30%)
Students  plan and deliver an individual presentation (15 minutes maximum) to their peers in which they outline and physically demonstrate their research into a convention of a theatre tradition they have not previously studied.

Internal assessment task SL (35%)

 Task 3: Collaborative project
Students collaboratively create and present an original piece of theatre (lasting 13–15 minutes) for and to a specified target audience, created from a starting point of their choice.