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Dates: 20/04/18 - 29/06/18
Days: Friday 19:30 - 20:30
Sessions: 10
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S53030B09JV
Fees: Standard - £60.00
Concessionary - £60.00

Course Information

What are the overall aims of the course?

The course varies from one term to the next. Each term, following class discussions and a review of options in the first 2 weeks of the course, the class will make a selection from the options offered. The class will then both individually and as a whole group explore different writers’ approaches to building a character/ characters, setting a scene and developing a theme. In the process you will develop your confidence in working with and listening to others, speaking in public and preparing for and delivering a performance.

What will I learn on the course?

You will learn to:

Explore the Given Circumstances of different texts.
Consider the background in the creation of different characters.
Play truth, belief and the ‘Magic if’.
Explore emotional memory.
Examine the relationship between the physical action and the emotional content of a performance.
Explore the text and sub-text.
Analyse the motivation of a character.
Develop concentration and relaxation to perform effectively.

Your tutor will give you more information about the course at your first session

Are there any entry requirements?

A reasonable ability to understand spoken and written English – sufficient to read general articles in a broadsheet newspaper

Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?


How will I be taught?

Classroom based (including practical work where applicable)
Extending Learning through VERA (Virtual Education Resources & Activities)

The class will be a mixture of group work and individual work. There will be some exercises to be followed outside of the class to prepare from one week to the next but nothing onerous. You will need to develop the ability to learn a small piece of text.

How will my progress be checked?

Informal assessment in class
Tutor observation
Continuous informal assessment methods are used by the tutor to monitor students’ progress and involve observation, questions and answers and discussion activities.

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?

The course will require you to develop different roles and perform these in front of the class. (Class sizes are expected to be in the region of 8 – 10.)

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Bring a pencil and notebook and perhaps an eraser. If you have text or a piece that you wish the tutor to consider for inclusion in the course then please bring it to review with the tutor. If not, the class will be allocated suitable pieces after an initial discussion.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning. Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.

All learners are entitled to use our iClick - Computer & Digital Learning Centre. For more information please see or contact

You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College.

Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?

Yes. To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See

What can I do after the course has finished?

There will be further workshops, each with a different theme and content. Students are welcome to propose areas that they wish to study and develop in the future.

What should I do if I have any questions?

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