Performing Arts focuses on performance as an actor, musical theatre performer or dancer.
Please read the information about BTEC courses carefully
BTEC’s are vocational courses, that is to say they are based on practical
experience as if one was working in the chosen area rather than academic study.
BTEC’s allow students to gain entry to both University and employment in the same way A levels do.
They are assessed through a series of units taken throughout the course some of which are internally assessed and some externally.
Many Units/Assignments lead to a practical performance which forms a major part of the evidence.
Each unit is individually marked (Distinction, Merit, Pass or fail) and a portfolio of evidence must be produced which demonstrates the candidates work for that unit or in the case of externally assessed units, set tasks and tests must be completed.
A portion of this evidence will be written but will also be in the form of video and annotated photographs, diaries and log books.
Work is marked by teachers or externally at the end of each unit.
All marks are externally verified. This is a very strict process.
BTEC’s require constant work and attendance. While students will be
expected to work independently, they will constantly be working in teams and be reliant on each other.
All students on BTEC Level 3 courses perform publicly on a regular basis to assess their
Students following BTEC Level 3 courses would also be expected to rehearse for and appear in at least one major production a year outside of lesson time - either the Christmas or
Summer productions or a performance with another company.
BTEC Level Three Performing Arts Extended Certificate - Units Studied
Unit 1-Investigating Practitioners’ Work
Unit 2-Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
Unit 3-Group Performance Workshop
Unit 10-Jazz Dance Technique (dancers only)
Unit 19-Acting Styles (actors only)
Unit 27-Musical Theatre Techniques
Overall Entry Requirements:
6 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including an English and Maths.
Course Specific Entry Requirements:
GCSE grade 4 in English, GCSE grade 4 or BTEC Level 2 in a PA Subject an advantage or extensive experience as a performer.