Production

Welcome to the Production department. Production is a subject that explores the world of theatre from behind the scenes. Students have the opportunity to work in a fully operational black box theatre where they are provided with a wide range of production skills and experience that can be used throughout the course.
During the course students delve into many different aspects such as Make-up and Costume to Lighting and Set Construction. All of our school productions, from dance shows, music festivals, fashion shows and whole school musicals, are supported by the Production students in all areas.
ProductionThe Production course allows students to have a realistic hands on approach to the various jobs they may encounter in a professional working theatre. Many students on this course gain extra experience working in local theatres. We have recently had students successfully continue their Production experience both working professionally in the industry and continuing their studies at University.
We have a team of Production teachers who each posses a mixture of the various skills required for the course. We also have the guidance and support of the technician team. All members of staff have considerable drama or design experience.

Key Stage 4
ProductionStudents opt to study BTEC Production in Year 9 and follow the course for three years. The course consists of three units, one of which is externally assessed with the remaining units assessed by the course tutor. Students are expected to work both independently and as part of a larger team of their peers and staff. At times students will be required to work after teaching hours to support the various school productions and gain the necessary evidence.

Unit 1 (Externally assessed)
• A controlled timed assessment in which student write a letter of application
• A presentation of a given job role, this is selected by the exam board.
• Students must demonstrate the skills of a given job role, this is selected by the exam board.

Unit 2 (Internally assessed)
• Students select a job role to undertake in order to support a specific school production. They are required to produce a port folio of evidence to support the role they choose. They are assessed on both port folio and practical evidence.

Unit 7 (Internally assessed)
• Students select a different job role to undertake in order to support a specific school production. They are required to produce a port folio of evidence to support the role they choose. They are assessed on both port folio and practical evidence.