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Unpacking the criteria for assessment: The solo performance with Simon Bell

July 7, 2021

Multi Region Event: Europe and Asia / Americas and Europe

Booking Closed

Please note that this event is available to book in two regions. For more detailed time zone information, please see the ‘Important information’ section below.

About the workshop

Unpacking the criteria for assessment: The solo performance

Workshop description
In this workshop, participants will dissect the meaning of each assessment criteria and understand exactly what it is asking from students. We will explore what examiners are looking for when awarding marks and what it looks like to ‘explain’ for each of the descriptors.

Learning outcomes
Participants will:
Have a clear understanding of the fine details of each assessment criteria.
Have a clear understanding of what a student needs to do to reach a level of explanation.

How will the workshop benefit the teacher in their curriculum delivery?
This workshop will enable teachers to communicate the needs of the HL only task with students with clarity. It will give them confidence to structure learning activities that meet the specific needs of the task and enable students to access the highest mark bands.

Target audience
DP Theatre teachers.

About your workshop leader

I was born in the United Kingdom, trained as an actor at Bristol and worked professionally as an actor/director before becoming a theatre teacher in the UK and US. I am now a freelance theatre artist who travels the world looking for exciting creative opportunities and the best beaches.

My main interests as a theatre artist are in devised collaborative theatre and physical acting. My training is focussed in Lecoq’s pedagogy and in my own devised work, and I am passionate about exploring social and political ideas through physicality. I have experience working with Complicité, Frantic Assembly and Gecko, and these companies inform much of my practice.

I have extensive experience with the IB DP Theatre and MYP courses and have led Category 1, 2 and 3 teacher training workshops for ISTA. I also work as a creative director, SEL at TaPS/festivals and master class leader, and am thrilled to be part of such an incredible community of theatre artists.

Important information

Event Coordinator
Helen Abbott

Europe and Asia
8:00-10:00am – BST (British Summer Time)
9:00-11:00am – CEST (Central European Standard Time)
3:00-5:00pm – SST (Singapore Standard Time)

Americas and Europe
7:00-9:00am – PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
10:00-12:00pm – EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
3:00-5:00pm – BST (British Summer Time)
4:00-6:00pm – CEST (Central European Standard Time)


The cost of this session is GBP £35 per person for ISTA members and GBP £40 for non members.

What to bring

Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop, such as the workbook. A notebook and pencil are always useful.

Space requirements
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Europe and Asia

Starts on Wednesday 07 July at 08:00
Finishes on Wednesday 07 July at 10:00
(BST - British Summer Time)

Americas and Europe

Starts on Wednesday 07 July at 07:00
Finishes on Wednesday 07 July at 09:00
(PDT - Pacific Daylight Time)


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