Students are assessed throughout the course on their ability to use a range of performance skills such as vocal expression and body language, communicating with an audience and characterisation. Their ability to recognise key themes and relationships within play texts is evaluated through their exploration workshops and subsequent notes. Students are awarded marks for their creative input during group devising tasks, their engagement with others and their ability to take on board the influence of practitioners and live theatre. They are assessed on their research and development of the work as well as on their final performances.
Units 1 and 3 are assessed internally by the course tutor, Unit 2 by a visiting examiner and Unit 4 in the form of an externally marked written paper where students must demonstrate knowledge of theatre in its historical, political and social context.