BTEC Drama takes a holistic view of Drama education at Post-16 level. The course is delivered in a vocational
context; therefore, the majority of study will take place in our purpose-built drama studio and the students will make
up part of Lutterworth College’s own Theatre Company. There is a theoretical element to the course where students
will develop knowledge on two key Drama practitioners and will demonstrate these skills through a written task in
controlled conditions. Practically, students will be assessed in a variety of contexts; solo, duo and large group
performances and will also be assessed on their ability to work as an effective company member. Students will be
required to take part in regular self-assessment and evaluation in order to develop their skills; this information will
be kept in a Performer's Logbook. Practical work will be performed in shows to paying audiences in both the school
theatre venue and the drama studio space.
Grade 5 at GCSE or above in Drama or a Distinction in Level 2 BTEC Acting. Other suitable experiences
considered. The course requires an ability to perform, therefore the course is unlikely to suit those with no prior
performance experience. If in doubt about the level of your previous experience.
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts (Drama) is designed to equip students with the
knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment in the drama/performing
arts industry. Alternatively, it can be used for progression to higher national diplomas or degrees in
drama/performing arts and Education. The course is very practical and students will be expected to involve
themselves in numerous performance projects which take place within the college day and in after school settings.
Due to the focus on performance projects, it is expected that students will be available for performance outside of
normal college hours, as required at various stages of the year. The course aims to prepare students for the real
world of work in the performing arts, therefore it is expected that students will be available to attend extra-curricular
rehearsals as arranged and agreed by the company.